§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to meet the trade unions concerning the privatisation of the steel industry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
The privatisation of the British Steel Corporation and the implications for its employees are matters for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. However, I believe that BSC plants in Wales are well placed to take advantage of the new opportunities presented by privatisation and I am always willing to meet the unions involved in the Welsh steel industry.