Wales’ First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today announced new plans both to support the steel industry and its surrounding areas in South Wales.
“I spoke to the Prime Minister last week and I’m talking to him again tomorrow. I repeat, we are committed to working with the UK Government to do everything we can to secure the future. There have been some early expressions of interest in Tata’s plants – I’ve spoken to one potential buyer this morning. How we deal with these expressions of interest is the substance of our joint work with the UK Government.”
“In January we established the Tata taskforce, chaired by the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, bringing together unions, local authorities and other partners to look at ways of supporting our steel communities. The Task Force met this morning.”
The Minister went on to announce after today’s meeting that the newly established Port Talbot Waterfront Enterprise Zone would be chaired by Roger Maggs, a founder of the investment firm Celtic House Venture Partners.