UK Steel Industry

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:29 pm on 9th July 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons) 4:29 pm, 9th July 2019

My hon. Friend makes an important point. Certainly, steelmaking is predominantly in the north, and better investment in procurement pipelines would help to address the inadequacies to which she draws attention.

Sadly, British Steel is in liquidation, and Tata is determining the direction of its UK business in the light of the failure to progress the merger with Thyssenkrupp. We face serious questions about the sector’s future. Other steelmakers, such as Celsa and Liberty, also look to the Government to confirm their commitment to the steel industry.