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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:33 am on 17th December 2015.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk 10:33 am, 17th December 2015

I have been contacted by Ballantine Castings of Bo’ness, a local foundry in my constituency, to highlight its concerns about the severe hike in the energy costs it is facing—some 17% year on year. Can a statement be made about the progress of discussions with the European Commission in relation to further compensation for heavy industries such as the iron and steel industry?