#StandUpForSteel

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Tata Steel Pensions

Aberavon MP calls on trustees to provide BSPS members with all required information, welcomes potential end to uncertainty and hails commitment of workforce to standing up for the steel industry, but it is about time we saw similar commitment from the government Continue reading

Steel Of UK Origin

  I tabled a written parliamentary question to the Ministry of Defence asking them about introducing a certificate of origin on steel used in construction, a call that was made in the Steel 2020 report. You can read their response below. Continue reading

Steel In Type 26 Frigates

I tabled questions to the Ministry of Defence on the steel that they are using to build the Type-26 frigates and below is the response that I received: Continue reading

Steel To Be Used In Type 26 Frigates

Commenting on reports following the tabling of his Written Questions regarding the steel to be used in Type-26 Frigates and announcements from BAE, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon, home of the Port Talbot steelworks, said: Continue reading

British Steel In The New Type 26 Frigates

During questions to the Ministry of Defence I asked them about the use of British steel in the new Type 26 frigates: Continue reading

What Is The Prime Minister Doing To Ensure China Starts Playing By The Rules?

The Prime Minster attended the House of Commons today to answer questions on the G20 summit that took place last week. I questioned her on her discussions with China's President Xi and action over Chinese steel: Continue reading

Aberavon MP hails package to secure a sustainable future for the British steel industry and commitment of workforce

Commenting on today’s news that the Tata Steel UK workforce in Port Talbot and across the United Kingdom have voted to accept the deal to restructure the British Steel Pension Scheme and see Tata invest in the long term future of the UK business, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon said: Continue reading

We need a government that doesn’t treat our industry and communities as an afterthought in Brexit talks

Aberavon MP calls out government indifference to the British steel industry: we need a government that doesn’t treat our industry and communities as an afterthought in Brexit talks. Commenting on reports that, according to a government document, the British steel industry is to be considered a “low priority industry” for Brexit talks, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament to Aberavon, home of the Port Talbot steelworks said: Continue reading

European Committee: Steel: Preserving Sustainable Jobs and Growth in Europe

Nick Hurd, Minister for Climate Change and Industry appeared before the European Committee and I was able to ask him about what the Government has done to help the steel industry. I opened proceedings:   Continue reading

Government Needs To Commit To A Sector Deal For Steel

During topical questions to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, I asked him about a sector deal for steel as part of the Government's industrial strategy: Continue reading