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Steel Industry

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns The Secretary of State for Wales 12:00 am, 8th March 2017

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and I are in regular communication, not only about steel but about the automotive sector. Although Ellesmere Port is not in Wales, there are clearly a significant number of Welsh employees in the workforce there. I hope that the hon. Gentleman will take encouragement from major investments such as that being made by Nissan in Sunderland. There are 100 automotive component industries based in Wales that will have access to those contracts—