Build HS2 rail link with British steel, demand union and industry chiefs after £56bn project is approved
Ministers are under pressure to ensure British steel is used to build the High Speed 2 rail link.
The Government has given the go- ahead to the £56billion scheme linking London with the Midlands and the North.
Industry chiefs and the unions are now demanding that a key contract to supply 2million tonnes of steel is not awarded to foreign producers.
The use of British steel would provide a lifeline for an industry that has been ravaged by a crisis claiming thousands of jobs and devastating communities.
The plea comes after last week's revelation that a contact to supply steel for the next... read more
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