Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman realise that the attraction of new industry has become even more critical because of the threat that is poised over the steel industry in Wales? Which of the rumours circulating in yesterday's newspapers was true—the one to the effect that he and his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland were making a valiant fight to safeguard regional steel interests or the one to the effect that they had already lost? Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that as the report that give him the most credit was written by dear Miss Nora Beloff we attach the usual degree of authenticity to it?
I have a question which arises out of this Question, Mr Speaker. Has the Secretary of State been approached by the Rover Company about its proposed redundancies in Car diff during the next few months? Will he undertake to see the company and also representatives of the workers concerned, because this is another blow in addition to the one we fear in connection with East Moors?
I am aware that the Rover Company has announced that there will be added investment in Cardiff which will be an acceptable piece of news for one part of the company's factory. I am aware that there will be redundancies in another part of the factory involving white collar workers. My Department is in close touch with the Department of Trade and Industry about this matter.