My meeting with the Business Secretary to discuss British Steel

This morning my colleague, Jacob Young MP and I secured a meeting with the Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom to discuss issues relating to British Steel.

Whilst I am pleased that the Government has provided fantastic support so far - keeping our Steelworks running and playing an active role in facilitating a deal, I wanted to reiterate how important our local steel jobs are. I understand what a difficult and worrying time it has been for all of our valiant steelworkers and I will continue to do all I can to support them. Regularly speaking to Ministers is one of the things I do to keep the issue at the top of their agenda.

We have also taken this opportunity to highlight the concerns some of our current and ex-British Steelworkers have had with their pension scheme, I will continue to raise this issue with other relevant Ministers as well.