Ministry of Defence: Iron and Steel

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th March 2021.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the level of UK-produced steel procured by his Department and associated departmental public bodies and agencies in (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Government is working with the steel industry, the unions and devolved administrations to support the UK steel sector to develop a long-term sustainable future. This includes making sure that UK producers of steel have the best possible chance of competing for and winning contracts across all Government procurement. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy collates and publishes annually information on how much steel is purchased for Government's major infrastructure projects in the previous financial year, including what proportion is UK-produced. Information for 2019/20 has been collated and is expected to be published later this year. Information on UK steel procured in 2020/21 will be collated in due course.

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