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Minister questioned on Port Talbot steel crisis

4 April 2016

Anna Soubry, Minister of State for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, answers questions about the future of steel production in Port Talbot following the announcement by Tata Steel of their intention to sell its UK steel business, putting thousands of jobs at risk in the area.


Tuesday 12 April 2016, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 4.10pm

Chair's comments

David TC Davies commented:

"As talks continue to decide the future of the steel plant in Port Talbot, we have invited the minister to appear before us to provide assurances that the government is working hard to save such a vital employer in south Wales.

We will be asking what support the government is prepared to offer to ensure the short-term survival of the plant. The session will also examine how the national steel industry can be supported in the long-term, looking in particular at how it can be protected from high energy costs and the effects of market "dumping"."

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