§ Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will take steps under the Industry Acts or otherwise to avert the closure of F. H. Lloyd Steelworks at Tipton.
§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
No request from the company for assistance has been received, since it has concluded that the operation is no longer viable. Assistance to preserve such surplus capacity could not be justified under the requirements for selective financial assistance.