To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much UK-produced steel reinforcing bar was procured for Government-funded infrastructure projects in each of the last three years.
10 June 2021
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) collates and publishes annually information on how much steel is purchased for the Government’s major infrastructure projects in the previous financial year, including what proportion is produced in the UK. This year’s data was published on 19 May and can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/steel-public-procurement-2021.
The reported value of UK steel procured in 2019/20 for major public projects was £108m, a 33% increase on the previous year. BEIS will start collating data for 2020/21 in due course.