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David Cameron and Carwyn Jones Discuss Tata Steel Support


The prime minister and first minister will meet to discuss UK government support for a buyer for Port Talbot steelworks.

It comes amid reports of potential buyers for the plant where thousands of jobs are at risk after Tata Steel said it was selling its UK operations.

The government says it is ready to offer help to secure a purchase. David Cameron and Carwyn Jones will meet on Tuesday to discuss the situation. It will come a day after assembly members meet to discuss the crisis during a specially-reconvened debate on Monday.

Mr Jones has called on the UK government to give the British steel industry the same support given banks during the financial crisis. Writing in The Independent this weekend, Mr Jones said there was “a moral, economic and strategic case” to do the same for steel.