Is my right hon. Friend aware that the economies to be obtained from the integration of steel work capacity is one of the main arguments for nationalisation of the industry, and that this can largely come about through the concentration of productive resources? Will he make sure that, when the expansion of steel strip mill capacity is made, the principles of such concentration are followed?
Will the right hon. Gentleman give an undertaking that the political sword of Damocles which is hanging over this industry will not prevent the increase in strip capacity from being provided?
No matter what attitude one takes to the industry, I do not think that anybody can say that they have not gone ahead with their programme as planned. We made it abundantly clear months ago that any such development would be taken very much into account.