Urgent Question on the Redcar Steelworks: 15 October 2015

15 October 2015

Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, Anna Soubry, responded to an urgent question asked by Tom Blenkinsop, Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland on the closure of the SSI Steelworks in Redcar.

Shadow Minister of Business, Innovation and Skills, Kevin Brennan, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Related information

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper on the UK steel industry which contains more information on the UK steel industry and international industry; analysis of current prospects and a summary of Government policy.

About Urgent Questions

At times MPs may want to put an urgent question to a Minister. If a matter of public importance has arisen, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to put forward such a question.

The relevant government department would be informed at once.

If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked after that day’s Question Time.

Once the MP has asked the main question, they are allowed to ask a supplementary question. Other MPs will then be called to ask further questions on the same subject.

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