HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 c267W
Mr. Bright

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will consider using his powers to remove Redpath-Dorman-Long from the control of the British Steel Corporation and allow its sale to private enterprise.

Mr. Tebbit

The corporation is currently reviewing the possibility of introducing private capital into a number of its activities, and I do not consider it would be helpful at this stage to use powers of direction to require the corporation to dispose of particular assets.

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