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UK Steel Crisis

EDM number 1106 in 2017-19, proposed by Lloyd Russell-Moyle on 21/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Employment and Manufacturing industries.

That this House notes with caution the proposed merger between Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp; acknowledges the industrial logic behind that partnership that would create the second biggest steel business in Europe with all the benefits that could bring for the UK; seeks robust assurances that jobs will be protected; demands further confirmation that Tata will not be allowed to renege on its pledge of investment in Port Talbot's blast furnace number 5 to secure the long term future of UK steelmaking; insists that Thyssenkrupp's pension liabilities are ring-fenced with a cast iron guarantee that UK steelworkers will never fund German pensions; urges the companies to meet, and keep an open dialogue with, the unions Unite, Community and the GMB, hon. Members, local politicians and other stakeholders; further notes that the Government's industrial strategy must address the problem of overcapacity by increasing demand for UK steel either through direct procurement or by investing in industries which demand high quality metals; and calls on the Department for International Trade to include trade defence remedies to counteract dumping in its preparations for when the UK leaves the EU.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle21/03/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeProposed
Kelvin Hopkins22/03/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham22/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens26/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Marie Rimmer27/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSeconded
David Linden28/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Hannah Bardell16/04/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Sandy Martin18/04/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Drew Hendry23/04/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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