The nationalisation of the iron and steel industry in 1949 was a highly exceptional measure. It was pushed through Parliament with great vigour and determination. The fact that the Labour Government was so persistent with a measure which can fairly be described as in no way popular is important as it sheds light on the policy of nationalisation. For the following reasons this measure stood in a class by itself.


Steel Industry Steel Company Steel Corporation Capital Development Public Ownership 
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© R. Kelf-Cohen 1973

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  • R. Kelf-Cohen
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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