MPs hold public hearing in Redcar on the steel industry

15 January 2010

The North East Committee holds a public evidence at Redcar Racecourse at 10.15am on Friday 15 January as part of the Committee's inquiry into the steel industry.

The inquiry is looking into the position of Corus following the announcement of substantial job losses in the North East and the mothballing of its Redcar plant by the end of January 2010.

The meeting is open to the public and is being held at The Racecourse, Redcar TS10 2BY.

Witnesses

10.15am

  • Councillor George Dunning, Leader, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
  • Amanda Skelton, Chief Executive, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
  • Ray Mallon, Mayor of Middlesbrough
  • John Lowther, Director, Tees Valley Joint Strategy Unit

11am

  • Kevin Rowan, Regional Secretary, Northern TUC
  • Michael Leahy, General Secretary, Community
  • Terry Pye, Full time Officer, Unite
  • Geoff Waterfield, Chair, Multi-union Committee, Community, Corus
  • Alan Calcutt, Unite, Multi–union Committee, Corus
  • Steve Readman, GMB, Multi-union Committee, Corus

11.45am

  • Alan Clarke, Chief Executive, One North East
  • Ian Williams, Director of Business and Industry, One North East

The Committee will then take evidence in Committee Room 17 in the House of Commons, at 3.45pm on Tuesday 19 January.

Witnesses

3.45pm

  • Jon Bolton, Managing Director, Teesside Cast Products

4.45pm

  • Nick Brown MP, Minister for the North East
  • Vera Baird MP, Member for Redcar
  • Dan Monnery, Deputy Regional Director: Economy and Strategy, Government Office for the North East
  • Brian Greenwood, Deputy Head: Manufacturing and Materials, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Committee’s inquiry will focus on the job losses, what is being put in place to aid those who will lose their jobs, what can be done to prevent the plant’s permanent closure and the wider implications for the region’s economy.

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