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Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 26th January 2012.

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Photo of Gordon Henderson Gordon Henderson Conservative, Sittingbourne and Sheppey 10:30 am, 26th January 2012

Half an hour ago the Thamesteel works in my constituency went into administration, with the potential loss of 400 jobs. Obviously I hope that the administrators will find somebody to take over the plant as soon as possible, but any successor will face similar problems with the high cost of energy as do so many other companies in the energy-intensive industry. What can my right hon. Friend do to help such companies?