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 Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 12:40 pm, 21st May 2019

It is now nearly two years since the Helm review, yet British steel producers are paying 50% more for energy than their competitors in Germany and nearly twice as much as those in France. Does the Minister accept that that disparity has to be removed? If so, what action will he take to remove it and when will he take that action?