HC Deb 10 December 1986 vol 107 c184W
57. Mr. Eastham

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the current position of the foundry industry.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Demand for castings continues at a depressed level and output in many sectors is running lower than in previous years. The foundry industries, however, continue to modernise and to take steps to increase both productivity and competitiveness.