British Steel

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:05 pm on 24th July 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Labour, Aberavon 1:05 pm, 24th July 2019

The UK exports 2.6 million tonnes of steel to the European Union every year. It is estimated that a no-deal Brexit would add £70 million of additional administration costs and costs relating to border checks. Does the Secretary of State therefore agree that a no-deal Brexit represents an existential threat to the British steel industry, and will he be conveying that message loud and clear to his successor and to the incoming Prime Minister?