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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1972.

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Photo of Alan Williams Alan Williams , Swansea West 12:00 am, 27th November 1972

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In answer to a supplementary question put by my hon. Friend the Member for Merthyr Tydvil (Mr. Rowlands) on Question No. 8, the Secretary of State for Wales referred to new industrial development in Wales which he described as a success story for the Government. He was referring to the ALCOA Works at Swansea. Ten minutes before Question Time started I telephoned the ALCOA management who confirmed that this was the same project which was approved in 1969, which was shelved—