Help for Welsh steelmakers 'has been slow in coming' Cable admits

Business Secretary Vince Cable has admitted that UK Government help for steelmakers with operations in Wales such as Tata and Celsa has been 'slow in coming.'

But he blamed 'international rules' for slowing down efforts to aid companies struggling with high energy costs and global financial problems.

He told MPs on the Welsh Affairs committee that ministers recognise the difficulties facing steel companies and is working out ways of alleviating them. He was responding to a question from Labour MP Jessica Morden.