§ 26. Helen Jackson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the prospects for the production of engineering steel. 
§ Mr. Alan Johnson
The UK companies that produce engineering steels have had to adapt to difficult trading conditions in recent years and have undertaken restructuring in order to remain competitive. This has been a painful process for those involved but it leaves them well placed to continue to supply the home market and maintain exports.