§ Mr. McMahon
asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the letter sent to her by the Scottish Trades Union Congress regarding the contract secured by John Brown Engineering (Clydebank) as part of the Soviet-Western Europe gas pipeline; if she will make a statement to clarify the position of contracts already agreed on; and if she will take steps to ensure that no section of British industry suffers as a result of the embargo imposed by the United States Government.
§ The Prime Minister
I refer the hon. Member to the statement I made on 1 July about the European Council meeting on 28 and 29 June—[Vol. 26, c. 1041–49.]—and
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to the replies given by my hon. and learned Friend the Minister for Trade on 19 July.—[Vol. 28, c. 7–14.] The hon. Member for Renfrewshire, West (Mr. Buchan) sent me a copy of the Scottish Trades Union Congress's letter, and in my reply I confirmed that we are continuing our efforts to find a basis on which contracts won by John Brown Engineering Ltd. and other British companies for the Siberian gas pipeline may be completed.