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Steel giant Tata blames "structural weaknesses" in the UK for its decision to sell its assets - including the Hartlepool Pipe Mill site.
Bimlendra Jha, chief executive of Tata Steel UK told MP's he was "determined" to find a credible buyer, but stressed the government "will probably have to do more" to help secure a sale.
He went on to say that there was no set deadline for selling the company's loss-making assets, but made it clear that Tata could not continue to "bleed" indefinitely.
Jha, who oversaw the sale of Tata's Scunthorpe works earlier this month, said there is no "dead drop" deadline for the sale of Tata's steel assets, but stressed that is a "matter of urgency" for the company.
"We would not be selling the business if we were not losing money," said Mr Jha, adding that the UK had structural weaknesses around energy prices and business rates.
He said that if energy prices were the same as in Germany for example, Tata would be £40 million better off.