Posted: Mon 18th Jul 2016

Future of Tata Steel on the agenda as new PM meets Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016

The Prime Minister will meet the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, in Cardiff today.

Theresa May will emphasise her strong personal support for the Union in talks with the First Minister at the Welsh Assembly.

The new PM will also stress the importance of finding a buyer for Tata Steel reaffirming the government’s commitment finding a sustainable future for steel making in Wales.

First Minister Carwyn Jones admitted last week he knows “very little” about Theresa May.

He told BBC Wales: “I’ve never met her, she seems to be a completely open book.
“If you Google Theresa May and Wales, you come up with very little in terms of what she’s said in the past.”

Speaking ahead of todays visit, the Prime Minister said:

“In my first statement as Prime Minister I made clear how strongly I believe in the Union. I want to say to the people of Wales that the government I lead will always be on your side – and that means I will stand up for you and your family against injustice and inequality.

“My government is committed to helping the steel industry secure a long-term viable future in Wales.

“The steel industry is vital to the UK and we will do everything we can to look after the workers and wider community as we work with Tata and the Welsh government.

“Whether it’s reforming the economy or strengthening our society, we are going to build a better Britain and a nation that works for everyone – not just the privileged few.

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