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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 Mr Michael Forsyth Mr Michael Forsyth , Stirling 4:39 pm, 23rd January 1986

Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the priority is to create new jobs, so that employment is available in that area? Is it not hypocritical and unfortunate that certain elements in the Labour party and the trade unions have chosen instead to concentrate upon media gimmicks and have refused to negotiate with the British Steel Corporation and others who are in a position to help them to create jobs in the community?