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

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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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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