HC Deb 16 February 1982 vol 18 cc64-5W
Miss Wright

asked the Secretary of State for Trade, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Handsworth, on 3 February, if he has yet had fuller details of the extent of the coverage of the investigations by the United States Department of Commerce into the petitions against imports of United Kingdom steel products.

Mr. Sproat

Yes. The United States Department of Commerce is proceeding with the following suits against steel producers in the United Kingdom:

  1. A. Anti-dumping and countervailing:
    • Structural shapes
    • Plate
    • Cold-rolled sheet
    • Galvanised sheet.
  2. B. Countervailing only:
    • Hot-rolled carbon bar
    • Hot-rolled alloy bar
    • Cold finished alloy bar
    • Cold finished carbon bar
    • Hot-rolled sheet.

My Department is in close and regular touch with the industry about its response to these suits.