Lord Berkeley – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Berkeley on 2015-11-04.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating whether price-dumping contributed to the closure of UK steelworks.

Baroness Neville-Rolfe

Imports of low cost steel are one of the major challenges facing the steel industry. Formal responsibility for investigation of – and implementing measures against – dumped imports lies with the European Commission, based on complaints made to them by industry. The Government is keepingin close contact with the industry and the Commission to help ensure claims of dumping are investigated promptly and any justified measures against dumping are implemented as soon as possible.

In response to global issues with over-supply we secured an emergency EU Council meeting which took place on 9th November to discussdumping and other issues affecting the steel industry.We will continue to press for firmer faster action against unfair trade practices affecting the industry.