Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 22nd December 2015.

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Photo of Anna Turley Anna Turley Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what criteria were used to cap the value of the Government support package to £80 million for people affected by the closure of SSI Redcar.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The package, worth up to £80 million, announced to support former SSI workers and the Tees Valley economy more broadly was based on an initial assessment of what could make an immediate and lasting difference to the people affected and the local economy.

We are looking closely Task Force to deliver proposals which they have identified will help recover from this closure, including funding to support apprentices complete their training, support for workers to retrain, and help for local businesses to grow. As the Prime Minister and Secretary of State have said, should more funding be needed, we will consider that.

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