- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
On Monday 18th April 2016 during defence questions , there was a question on defence spending. I wanted to raise spending on the steel industry so I asked: :
Valarie Vaz : What defence spending can the Minister guarantee for the steel industry given that the procurement rules allow for community benefit?
Philip Dunne : This Government have undertaken a new set of procurement guidelines for steel, which we have implemented through the Ministry of Defence through a combination of briefings to the Defence Suppliers Forum undertaken by the Secretary of State. I have also written to the chief executives of the 15 largest contractors. We are cascading that through the supply chain to ensure that, for future defence procurement, there is every opportunity for UK steel manufacturers to bid for tenders.