HC Deb 07 July 1983 vol 45 c152W
Mr. Duffy

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and 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 II joint venture.

Mr. Butcher

The Department has received no firm proposals for a phoenix II joint venture on engineering steels. It is for the companies to decide if and when to make any such proposals.