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Welsh Secretary comments on Tata Steel job losses

Stephen Crabb: "These proposed job losses are a severe blow to the community of Port Talbot and the local economy"

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Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said:

These proposed job losses are a severe blow to the community of Port Talbot and the local economy. Workers and their families at the plant face a deeply worrying time, and our priority is to help those likely to be affected.

The UK Government will keep doing what it can to support a steel industry suffering intense pressures from cheap steel imports and a global slump in prices. That involves working with Tata to ensure they remain a significant presence in South Wales.

Published 18 January 2016