#StandUpForSteel

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EU Scrutiny Committee - David Jones

Today I questioned David Jones - the Minister of State for Europe on Brexit Negotiations, Market Economy Status for China and the Ports Sector - a transcript is below along with a video where you can watch the session again. Continue reading

Overseas Trade: China

My written Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for International Trade, on raising illegal steel dumping at a meeting with China.   Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will be part of the UK-China economic and financial dialogue meeting in November 2016; and whether the illegal dumping of steel by China will form part of the discussions at that meeting. Continue reading

Iron and Steel: China

My written Parliamentary question to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Chinese dumping of Steel. Stephen Kinnock: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the illegal dumping of steel by China will form part of the discussions at the UK-China economic and financial dialogue meeting in November 2016. Continue reading

Trident, French Steel

STEPHEN KINNOCK: ON THE DAY WHEN THE PRIME MINISTER IS PAINTING HERSELF AS THE CHAMPION OF PATRIOTISM, WE LEARN OF THIS BETRAYAL OF THE BRITISH STEEL INDUSTRY AND STEEL WORKERS: THIS GOVERNMENT MAY KNOW THE PRICE OF FOREIGN STEEL, BUT IT CLEARLY DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF BRITISH INDUSTRY Continue reading

The rhetoric from the new Prime Minister has been positive, but it is just that, rhetoric. What our steel industry needs is action.

Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon, commenting on the Prime Minister’s visit to Wales and comments that she would help “the steel industry secure a long-term viable future in Wales”, said: “The Tory government have a record of warm words being matched by frozen actions. In the coming weeks the Prime Minister and new Secretary of State must show that is no longer the case. Continue reading

MP and AM call on the Government and Tata Steel to guarantee their long-term commitment the British Steel Industry

Aberavon Member of Parliament and Assembly Member call on the Government and Tata Steel to guarantee their long-term commitment the British Steel Industry, following Tata Steel’s announced intention to form a joint venture with ThyssenKrupp Commenting on the announcement by Tata Steel that they have decided to put the sale process on the back burner, and to explore the possibility of forming a joint venture with ThyssenKrupp, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon, and David Rees, Welsh Assembly Member for Aberavon, said: “Steel workers and their families have been put through hell over the last weeks and months, and they will be forgiven for greeting today's announcement with a degree of scepticism, and concern. “Any developments that offer the possibility of investment and engagement that would secure a sustainable future for the British steel industry are welcome, in principle. However, in practice there are serious questions to be answered around the joint venture proposal. Continue reading

Steel: Preserving sustainable jobs and growth in Europe

  Five committees (Business, Innovation & Skills, Energy & Climate Change, European Scrutiny, Welsh Affairs, and Work & Pensions) grilled Anna Soubry on steel and the impact of a Brexit. Topics included the lesser duty rule, steel exports to Europe, Chinese dumping, state aid, and the pension scheme going into the pension protection fund. You can read my contribution to the debate below: Continue reading

Tata Pension Fund

  Today I asked Anna Soubry MP for an update on the Tata Steel pension consultation. Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon): The issue of pensions is very important in the context of not just BHS, but Tata Steel. The consultation finished on 23 June. Will the Minister please update the House on where we are with the pensions scheme, and also reflect on the fact that the trade unions and many others have said that putting that scheme into the Pension Protection Fund would be a complete disaster? Continue reading

Benefits of EU Membership - Opposition Day Debate

 It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton). I congratulate her on making absolutely the right choice about the referendum. Continue reading

Prime Minister’s Questions

Today, I asked a question to the Prime Minister during Prime Minister's Questions.   Continue reading