Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2016

Recalled Assembly due to sit today over UK steel crisis

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 4th, 2016


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Assembly members and the First Minister Carwyn Jones are set to meet in the Welsh Assembly at 1.30pm today to discuss the steel crisis in Wales.

The Assembly will sit after Presiding Officer Rosemary Butler agreed to a request from the First Minister to recall the Assembly to consider the ongoing situation in the Welsh steel industry.

Dame Rosemary said:

“Following a request from the First Minister, I consider the current situation facing the Welsh steel industry to be of urgent public importance, and have therefore decided to recall the Assembly on Monday 4 April.”

The meeting will take place in Siambr Hywel, the former debating chamber of the National Assembly, in the Ty Hywel building.

Tata decision to sell off its UK steel making division has left around 6,000 Welsh jobs are under threat and up to 40,000 throughout the UK including supply chain jobs.

The meeting will also be streamed live on Senedd tv.

 

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