Emergency debate: UK steel industry

12 April 2016

The House of Commons held an emergency debate on the UK steel industry on Tuesday 12 April 2016.

Further information

Application for debate

The House of Commons agreed to an application for an emergency debate made by the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Angela Eagle, on Monday 11 April 2016.

Angela Eagle proposed that the House should debate Tata Steel’s decision to sell its UK steel operations; and action the Government is taking to secure the future of the UK steel industry.

Commons Library Business briefings

The Commons Library provides links to documents and reports that relate to the Business being conducted in the House of Commons Chamber and in Westminster Hall.

Emergency debates

An emergency debate is a debate called at short notice in the House of Commons on a matter that should have urgent consideration. An MP may apply to the Speaker for an emergency debate under the rules of Standing Order No. 24.

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