Dalzell and Clydebridge Steel Plants (Update on Negotiations)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 22 March 2016.

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Photo of Clare Adamson Clare Adamson Scottish National Party

I will try not to run out of breath, Presiding Officer.

The minister may know that I visited BRC in Newhouse on Monday and saw the preparation of the steel for the Aberdeen western peripheral route. That significant contract was awarded to BRC recently despite a bit of scaremongering that it was going to be awarded outwith Europe. Does the minister agree that we all need to get behind the steel industry in Lanarkshire and that part of that involves recognising that the Government’s significant efforts are far from being a “token gesture”, as they were described earlier?