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 Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Conservative, Ludlow 12:40 pm, 21st May 2019

I congratulate my hon. Friend on the way in which he is handling himself and the Department, having come into his new post with such an issue to deal with. This is a serious matter, but we must remember that steel is an internationally competitive and traded commodity. The industry currently faces the challenge of the US-China trade war and tariffs being imposed on it. Will my hon. Friend inform the House what measures the Government can take to seek to provide some protection from the dumping of Chinese steel in this country?