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Welsh Secretary responds to Tata Steel announcement

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 Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan has responded to an announcement by Tata Steel that they may delay in the relighting of blast furnace 4 at Porth…

 Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan has responded to an announcement by Tata Steel that they may delay in the relighting of blast furnace 4 at Porth Talbot, which is about to undergo a refurbishment. 

Mrs Gillan said:

“It is understandable that Tata  may have to take the decision to delay the relighting of blast furnace four at Port Talbot in the light of the current business climate. TATA is operating in an extremely challenging market - both domestically and internationally, but I am re-assured that Tata is fully committed to its investment in the UK.  This will be a  commercial decision and I understand that there will be no job losses as a result.”