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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 Malcolm Rifkind Malcolm Rifkind Secretary of State for Scottish Office 4:39 pm, 23rd January 1986

The Government's policy is that the British Steel Corporation should become viable. That was also the policy of the last Labour Government. It is an eminently sensible proposal. This policy is being pursued, not only by the British Government, but by the whole of the European Community. All member states are seeking to achieve viability for ther steel industries in a world in which, sadly, there has been very great over capacity.