Lucy Powell – 2021 Comments on Steel

The comments made by Lucy Powell, the Shadow Business and Consumers Minister, on 24 March 2021.

Not for the first time the Prime Minister is playing fast and loose with reality. His own government can’t back up his claims on whether the steel used in UK infrastructure projects including Hinkley Point, and new wind farms is made in Britain.

UK steelmakers and workers need guarantees not guff. That’s why Labour is calling for the government to introduce stronger Buy British guarantees in procurement notices, to maximise the benefits of infrastructure spending, save and create jobs, and boost prosperity in steel communities across the country.