HC Deb 11 January 1990 vol 164 c695W
Mr. Canavan

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent communications he has had with the chairman of British Steel; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ridley

In the past few months, I have had communications with the chairman of British Steel in connection with a number of European issues affecting the steel industry, including the Community's voluntary restraint agreement with the United States of America and about British Steel's proposed acquisition of C. Walker and Sons.