Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 26 May on an update on the steel industry.
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Angela Eagle MP, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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 UK steel industry: statistics and policy which contains a statistical summary of the UK and international industry; analysis of current prospects; summary of Government policy; and a timeline of events.
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