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Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

Steel Industry (Yorkshire)

As is well known, constituents in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and other parts of the country have great concern about the state of the steel industry. In less than two weeks, some 6,020 residents of Rotherham and South Yorkshire have signed this petition asking that the House and the Government treat this matter with urgency and some seriousness. On behalf of the petitioners, I now present it to the House of Commons.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Rotherham, and others,

Declares that the Petitioners are concerned about the decline of the steel industry in South Yorkshire.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to make time for a full debate on the state of the steel industry, and to bring forward recommendations, to be considered by the House, to ensure its survival.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.