Posted: Tue 5th Apr 2016

Statement From First Minister Of Wales Carwyn Jones Following Meeting With The Prime Minister On Tata Steel

This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Apr 5th, 2016

“My message to the Prime Minister this morning was simple. These plants cannot close.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The meeting was constructive and the PM and I agreed to meet and talk regularly given the urgency of the situation. We know there are potential buyers out there – but there’s still a lot of work to be done. We discussed pension liability, energy costs and tariffs and I was glad to hear from the Prime Minister that nothing is off the table. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We will continue to work with the UK Government to secure a buyer, to save jobs in these communities and the future of steelmaking in Wales.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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