Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:51 pm on 23rd January 1992.

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Photo of Mr Allan Stewart Mr Allan Stewart , East Renfrewshire 9:51 pm, 23rd January 1992

My right hon. Friend of course asked for and was given a meeting with the chairman of British Steel and his colleagues. We went through the guarantee, which was always subject, of course, to market conditions. But I will tell the hon. Member what would have been the case if the Labour Government had been elected last October. The Labour Secretary of State for Scotland would not have been told anything by British Steel, because it would not have trusted a Labour Government to keep the matters confidential.