Press Release

MP welcomes re-start of No 4 Blast furnace

12th February 2013

Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis has welcomed the re-start of the Number 4 Blast furnace at Tata Steel’s Port Talbot plant.

Dr Francis said

‘I am delighted with this news. It is a clear and unequivocal sign from Tata Steel that it continues to have faith in the long-term future of the plant. It is to the credit of the local management and unions and the whole workforce that they have won the confidence of Tata Steel Europe.’

‘I know from recent meetings I have attended with local MPs and AMs as well as with the Secretary of State for Wales, Mr David Jones, the sense of common purpose is a determining factor in the continuation of major investment at the plant.’

Dr Francis concluded

‘I shall continue to champion the cause of steel at Port Talbot in my work in Parliament because it is the life blood of our local communities and is such a major part of the Welsh economy.’


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