HC Deb 23 December 1981 vol 15 cc462-3W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he last met the chairman of the British Steel Corporation; and when he expects to announce details of its corporate plan.

Mr. Wakeham

The chairman of the British Steel Corporation presented his proposed plan to Ministers on 1 December. He indicated that it should not be regarded as definitive in all respects until the position in the United States market had been clarified. The Government will announce their response to the plan as early as possible in the new year.