HC Deb 21 February 2000 vol 344 cc714-5W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library the monitoring procedures carried out on compliance with steel production limits imposed on European Union-assisted manufacturing of steel in the Republic of Ireland; and if he will make a statement. [110432]

Mr. Alan Johnson

Copies of all the European Commission's six-monthly reports on the monitoring of aid given to companies under Article 95 of the European Coal and Steel Community Treaty, including Irish Steel, have been deposited in the Library of the House.

I consider that the Commission continues to monitor these companies effectively to ensure that they comply with the limits on steel production and meet the other conditions imposed upon them.