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MPs set for emergency steel crisis debate in Commons

MPs are set to hold an emergency debate to discuss the current steel industry crisis facing the UK as the future of British steel continues to 'hang in the balance'.

It comes as the Government said on Monday it could look at the possibility of co-investing with a steel buyer "on commercial terms" to help secure a sale.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid said the "Government stands ready to help" as he addressed the Commons on the issue after Tata Steel announced a deal with Greybull Capital to buy its Scunthorpe plant and save 4,400 UK jobs but no deal was yet secured for other UK plants.

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Javid speaks at black-tie event before returning to UK

Business Secretary Sajid Javid spoke at a black-tie event in Sydney moments before cutting short his trip to return to the UK to deal with the steel crisis.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor, Chris Ship tweets:

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