Prime Minister’s Questions

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

 

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

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): Q13. Does the Prime Minister agree that a vote to leave on 23 June would be a hammer blow for the British steel industry? Will he agree to meet me to discuss a number of the decisions being made in the context of the Tata sale process—imminent decisions that will have a huge impact on thousands of jobs in my constituency and right across the country? [905145]

The Prime Minister: I am working very closely with the hon. Gentleman, as is my right hon. Friend the Business Secretary, to help do everything we can to secure a future for Tata Steel. The sales process is progressing, and that is encouraging. I would say that, yes, for steel, we are better off inside the European Union, because together as 28 countries, we are far better able to stand up to the Chinese or, indeed, the Americans over dumped steel. Where we put in place those dumping tariffs, you can see 95%, 98%, and 99% reductions in the quantity of Chinese steel in those categories being imported into the EU. We still face a very difficult situation—there is still massive overcapacity—but we are definitely, for the steel industry, better off as part of this organisation, fighting for British steelworkers’ jobs.

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