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Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL4730, tabled on 17 January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the involvement of the governments of Germany and the Netherlands in decisions by steel manufacturers whether to invest in their respective countries, whether they intend to become involved in such decisions relating to the UK.

Answered on

31 January 2017

The Government’s goal is to work with the UK steel sector to create the right environment for investment and growth. At the request of the sector, we commissioned research into future market opportunities for UK Steel and the capabilities it will need to capitalise on these and to succeed in a competitive global market.

We will continue to engage with the sector, as well as with the unions, the devolved nations and other partners as we seek to find a long-term viable solution for the industry.