§ 29. Mr. Ridley
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what he expects to be the loss of the British Steel Corporation for the year 1977–78.
§ Mr. Varley
I would refer the hon. Members to the answer which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Feltham and Heston (Mr. Kerr) on 16th January.—[Vol. 942, c. 32–44.]
§ 32. Mr. Crouch
asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he will next meet the Chairman of the British Steel Corporation.
§ Mr. Kaufman
My right hon. Friend is in frequent contact with the Chairman, 427W whom he last saw on 19th January. There is no firm date for the next meeting.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield
The British Steel Corporation expects to spend a total of £120 million in its current financial year on investment projects individually costing under £2 million.
§ 28. Mr. Tim Renton
asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he proposes to make a further statement outlining his decisions regarding the future of the British Steel Corporation.
§ 31. Mr. Michael Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he next expects to make a statement on the British Steel Corporation.
§ Mr. Varley
I shall make a statement as soon as I am in a position to do so, in the light of progress on the present discussions between Government, the British Steel Corporation and the TUC Steel Committee. I regret that I am at present unable to be specific as to the timing.