Iron and Steel: Hartlepool

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th July 2016.

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Photo of Tom Blenkinsop Tom Blenkinsop Labour, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking in response to the result of the EU referendum to ensure that investment in the Hartlepool steel pipe mills is made.

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

Holding answer received on 06 July 2016

The Government’s top priority for steel has not changed in the light of the EU referendum. The process for selling Tata Steel’s remaining UK assets remains ongoing and we continue to work closely with Tata and potential bidders so that we can secure a sustainable future.

My officials have also met with parties interested in acquiring Tata’s steel pipe mills in Hartlepool, to explain what the Government is doing to support the UK steel sector.

More widely, we are committed to working closely with the UK steel sector through the Steel Council.

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