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Gartcosh Steel Mill

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:39 pm on 23rd January 1986.

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Photo of Donald Dewar Donald Dewar , Glasgow Garscadden 4:39 pm, 23rd January 1986

Of course I welcome good news, but I want to be sure what it is. It is not clear to me. Is the Secretary of State saying that Europe accepts the continuation of the five integrated steel plants until April 1988, but not beyond that, or is he saying something that would be very much more welcome—that the British Steel Corporation now accepts that it should retreat from its declaration that it wants to lose at least one of its strip mills.