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Minister welcomes steel plant interest

Published: 14 Jan 2016 13:23

Ewing hails "positive step" for task force

Commenting following the fifth meeting of the Scottish Steel Task Force, Business Minister Fergus Ewing said:

"The Task Force welcomed the interest of Liberty Group and agreed it was a positive step in our objective to keep the Dalzell and Clydebridge plants open. While nothing is yet agreed, there is a degree of optimism at the current situation.

"Time is of the essence and the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise can offer support to any new commercial operator wishing to restart operations, with action being taken forward on energy costs, business rates, procurement and on environmental issues.

"All members of the Task Force will continue to do everything possible to secure a sustainable future for Scottish steel."