To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the steel industry has a sustainable future.
The Government recognises the vital role the steel sector plays in our economy and has supported the steel sector extensively, including providing over £600 million since 2013 to help with electricity costs. In April the Government announced the extension of this scheme for a further three years; more than doubling the previous budget and significantly increasing the level of relief.
The Government will continue to work with the sector to support its transition to a sustainable future. My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I engage regularly with the sector, including through the Steel Council.