Energy Infrastructure: Use of British Steel

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th July 2016.

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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 12:00 am, 14th July 2016

I completely agree with my hon. Friend. I have had a number of meetings with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to discuss exactly this point. In its 2014 report “Getting ready for UK shale gas” Ernst & Young said there would be significant benefits for jobs and growth from a successful UK shale industry, including a projected need for over £2 billion-worth of steel.