‘UK’S NEW AIRCRAFT CARRIERS ARE 94% BRITISH STEEL’ PENARTH MP DOUGHTY IS TOLD

One of the two new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers - each contains 77,000 tonnes of British-made steel

One of the two new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers . Each contains 77,000 tonnes of British-made steel Penarth Labour MP Stephen Doughty was told

In the House of Commons Stephen Doughty (Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth) has been continuing to complain about the alleged lack of Ministry of Defence records of  its steel procurements covering the past six years [against the background of job losses in the UK steel industry] .

Stephen Doughty (Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth) raising a question on MoD steel procurement

Stephen Doughty (Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth) raising a question on MoD steel procurement

Doughty asked the Business Secretary Sajid Javid “Why on earth should we believe the Government’s promises on procurement when they do not even keep records in the Ministry of Defence?” – and asked Javid directly what he was going to do about it.

Secretary of State for Business and Industry Savid Javid replies to Doughty

Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid replies to Doughty

Sajid Javid, however, had not come to the dispatch box unprepared.

He replied “We are the first country in the EU to take advantage of new procurement rules. When it comes to defence needs and other infrastructure projects, we should use British steel whenever we can. For example, the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers are 94% British steel—that is 77,000 tonnes.

Javid went on to say “Last week I visited Crossrail, the biggest infrastructure project in Europe, and almost all of it is British steel.”

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