Welsh Assembly Recalled For Action

The Senedd will reconvene to discuss the steel crisis in Wales

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, Dame Rosemary Butler AM, has recalled the Assembly for a special meeting to consider the ongoing situation in the Welsh steel industry.

The meeting will take place on Monday, 4 April 2016 at 13.30. The First Minister will make a statement to the Assembly, followed by questions from Members.

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.”

Meanwhile, Camarthen Council leader Emlyn Dole said: “This is a very serious issue which will affect thousands of families across South Wales and hundreds here in Carmarthenshire at Trostre in Llanelli.

“The steel industry is extremely important to the local economy here in Carmarthenshire and in Llanelli in particular. Local families are greatly concerned about the future of the industry and the Trostre works. This plant is a modern facility that should have a viable future as part of the UK industrial infrastructure.

“I am calling on the UK and Welsh Governments to do everything they can to ensure a vibrant steel industry in the UK and South Wales. It is vital that action is taken to safeguard the future of the industry as people’s livelihoods depend upon it and steel is such an important part of manufacturing in this country.”

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