Energy: UK Trade with EU

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of a disruption in the EU internal energy market on the price of electricity for energy-intensive​ industries such as the steel sector.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Government is currently considering all aspects of its future relationship with the EU, including in energy. Maintaining affordable energy supplies for both the UK and the EU is a key objective of the future partnership that the UK is seeking with the EU.

The Government is undertaking a wide range of analysis looking at the implications of UK withdrawal from the EU, examining all areas of the UK economy and seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders. Ministers have a specific responsibility, which Parliament has endorsed, not to release information that would undermine our negotiating position.

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