Crawley Labour Party have undertaken to adopt proposals to support the British Steel industry and workers, by reviewing the impact of using foreign steel for construction projects, in a bid to encourage buying British steel in Crawley.
Crawley Labour Party have decided to review the Council’s procurement policies to ensure that everything that can be done to encourage the use of British made steel is adopted. This would build on the recent adoption of Crawley’s ‘Buy Local’ procurement policy which encourages the Council, residents and Local Businesses to give priority to local businesses wherever possible. We would also modify the ‘Crawley Developer and Partner Charter’ to explicitly include reference to the purchase of steel made in Britain where possible.
Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development Cllr Peter Smith said:
“We as a Council, and as a Town, need to do what we can to help secure the long-term of a steel industry in Britain. We have already launched our successful ‘Buy Local’ campaign last September, as well as amending the Council’s procurement policies to include local businesses, and this initiative gives us an opportunity to work with Manor Royal and other businesses to review our use of steel in Crawley. We must all do our bit to support British industry and Crawley must play its part in this, where practicable.”