To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what dates the Steel Council or its sub-working groups have met in the last month.
The Steel Council met on the 8th June to consider initial recommendations from the Council’s four working groups. The industry chaired working groups cover trade, energy, procurement, and future capability and capacity. The secretariat for the Steel Council, comprising of Gareth Stace from UK Steel and senior representatives from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, meet on a regular basis to drive this work forward. In the last month, the procurement working group has met twice on the 9th and 24th June, the trade working group met on the 22nd June, and the future capability and capacity working group met on the 7th July.