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Steel industry: cheap imports unsustainable, says Tata exec

There is no guarantee that the steel industry will avoid further job losses, a senior Tata executive has told MPs.

The Welsh Affairs Committee was taking evidence after the firm announced 750 jobs were going in Port Talbot.

Stuart Wilkie, director of Tata Strip Products UK, said EU action was needed to tackle cheap imports, and relief needed on high energy costs.

Business Minister Anna Soubry told MPs compensation had been promised but she did not know why it was taking so long.

Giving evidence on Wednesday, Mr Wilkie said steel import prices into the UK were at an "unsustainable" level.

  • 10 Feb 2016
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