HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 c264W
20. Mr. Hooley asked

the Secretary of State for Industry when he expects to announce plans for the reorganisation of the special steels division of the British Steel Corporation and related sectors of the private steel industry.

Sir. Keith Joseph

The British Steel Corporation has had discussions with the major private sector producers of low-alloy steels, but as yet no agreed proposition for a new joint company has emerged.

39. Mr. Peter Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will give a directive to the British Steel Corporation that in any reorganisation of the special steel sector involving joint operation with the private sector, majority control of existing corporation plant shall not be surrendered.

Mr. Michael Marshall