Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

The UK needs British-made steel - my question to the PM

Cf_PMQs_260619.JPGThe future of Scunthorpe steelworks is uncertain.  Watch my question to the Prime Minister.

Read the full exchange below:

Caroline Flint:

"Almost every infrastructure project across the UK requires British-made steel.

"The contracts for the next five years alone are worth £1bn.

"But yesterday UK Steel and Community Trade Union members were asking me if the Scunthorpe Steelworks will still be working in five days’ time.

"Will the Prime Minister guarantee that a month from now, before she leaves office, the Scunthorpe Steelworks will still be open?"


The Prime Minister:

"Can I say to the Rt Hon Lady, we are concerned about the situation in relation to the Scunthorpe works and in relation to British Steel.

"That’s why my Rt Hon Friend the Business Secretary is engaging actively with the Official Receiver – obviously, the Official Receiver has a responsibility in relation to this matter.

"But we are doing all that we can as a Government, and I was pleased to meet with a number of Members of Parliament who have steel interest in their constituencies to talk about the real impact that the closure of the works would have on people.

"That’s why we’re working so actively to try to ensure that we can retain employment in that area."

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