I spoke during this week’s debates on the Queen’s Speech to highlight the enormous potential of Orb in Newport.
I said “Orb steelworks—the only producer of electrical steels in the country—was mothballed just before Christmas. With investment, the plant could provide an end-to-end supply chain for the electric vehicles industry so that we would not have to import this kind of steel. It is absolutely crucial that the Government step up and support our steel industry, which could play a key part in a green industrial revolution.”
You can read the full transcript of the Queen’s Speech debate on A Green Industrial Revolution here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2020-01-15/debates/2E5CA9CE-7506-468D-BB69-D5A72FC52A82/AGreenIndustrialRevolution