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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:12 pm on 27th January 1981.

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Photo of Mr John Biffen Mr John Biffen , Oswestry 4:12 pm, 27th January 1981

No. The analysis has been made over the past 11 months, which was a period relatively free from the adverse impact of the shut-down. But no view is taken—in my view, under the Act I could not take a view—of what might be any potential profitable position well into the future. That is not a factor that has to weigh with me in determining the economics of this.