HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 c327W
Mr. Duffy

asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he expects to announce a conclusion to current talks between his Department, the British Steel Corporation and private steel firms on the proposed Phoenix 2 joint venture.

Mr. Butcher

[pursuant to his reply, 25 April 1983, c. 219]: The Department has received no firm proposals for a Phoenix 2 joint venture on engineering steels. It is for the companies to decide if and when to make any such proposals.

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