The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has postponed the beginning of its evidence hearings for its inquiry on the UK steel industry to the autumn.
The first evidence hearing, with Marc Meyohas of Greybull Capital, was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday 26 June but a date will now be found when the House returns after summer recess. The BEIS Committee has delayed the beginning of this inquiry to allow there to be full focus in the coming weeks on attempts to find a buyer for British Steel.
The deadline for written evidence submissions has now been extended to 2 September.
Submissions can be made on the Committee’s website on the following points:
The inquiry will examine [as previously announced]:
- The role of Greybull Capital and other owners in supporting the UK steel industry as a whole
- The performance of Government in supporting the competitiveness of the UK steel industry through a sector deal and other policies
- The impact of Brexit, with or without a withdrawal agreement, for the steel sector
The BEIS Committee’s inquiry on the Future of Steel in the UK is intended to follow up on issues raised during the Committee’s Sector Deals report, follows the recent liquidation of British Steel, and will examine concerns about the potential impact of Brexit on the future health of the steel industry.
As part of this inquiry, the Committee expects to hold public evidence sessions with: Greybull Capital; the trade unions Unite and Community; Tata, Liberty, Celsa and UK Steel; and the Secretary of State.
Further announcements on the timing of evidence sessions will be made in due course.