British Steel

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:40 pm on 21st May 2019.

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Photo of Anna Turley Anna Turley Labour/Co-operative, Redcar 12:40 pm, 21st May 2019

Redcar steelworks was closed by the Government three and a half years ago, with the loss of 3,100 jobs. After that biggest act of industrial vandalism, everybody came together and said, “Never again!” The Minister has said that he will leave no stone unturned, but is he willing to accept that if the worst should happen and the company goes into administration, the Government will step in to secure the asset this time—not let it go to waste so that it is still sitting there three and a half years later—and secure the workforce and their livelihoods?