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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 10th November 2015.

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Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 11:30 am, 10th November 2015

May I first apologise, because I should have added my condolences to the Paul family on their loss yesterday? The difficulties in Caparo are not as simple as those involved in the decline in the steel industry, with which we are all familiar. One of the difficulties at the Hartlepool plant, for example, was the decline in oil and gas. We will work with the LEPs—we will work with anyone—to make sure that workers who need extra skills to transfer into new jobs have that opportunity.