HC Deb 02 July 1981 vol 7 cc457-8W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether the Government are prepared to take any steps to secure the future of the United Kingdom high alloy steel manufacturing base.

Mr. Michael Marshall

I understand that following discussions with companies in the high alloy steels sector, with BISPA and with the Bank of England, Professor Sir Frederick Warner is undertaking an inquiry for them into the prospects for the special steels sector in the light of its current problems. I welcome the industry's initiative.