'˜No Scottish steel in new Forth crossing' says David Cameron

There was 'zero' Scottish steel in the new Forth crossing, David Cameron told an SNP MP who accused him yesterday of viewing Scottish jobs as 'expendable'.

The Queensferry Crossing, the new Forth Bridge, is still under construction. Picture: Ian Rutherford
The Queensferry Crossing, the new Forth Bridge, is still under construction. Picture: Ian Rutherford

The Prime Minister said the Scottish and UK governments “should work together” on issues such as procurement, but went on to assert the new bridge spanning the Firth of Forth contained “absolutely nothing” when it came to Scottish steel.

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His comments came after SNP MP Marion Fellows argued the Conservative government “did next to nothing to save the Scottish steel industry” and was “breaking” promises to protect the Scottish shipbuilding industry.

Mr Cameron said: “It is worth asking how much Scottish steel was in the Forth Road Bridge – zero, none, absolutely nothing.”