The Business Secretary is to visit the giant Port Talbot steelworks today as he returned from a meeting with the plant's owners at Tata Steel to press them for time to find a buyer.
Sajid Javid confirmed he was on his way to South Wales, where he is expected to meet managers and workers' representatives for the second time in a week.
Mr Javid, who has been criticized for failing to recognise the crisis engulfing the UK steel industry, also visited the plant last Friday.
He had cut short a business trip to Australia when Tata announced it was looking to sell.
Mr Javid said Tata's sale process will start by Monday, although there was no set time frame for it to be completed.
Executive Chairman of Liberty House, Sanjeev Gupta, says the commodity group could still walk away from the sale.
Sajid Javid told steelworkers and unions at Port Talbot that Tata Steel will allow a "reasonable amount of time" before a sale is completed.
A potential rescuer of Tata Steel, and its massive loss-making Port Talbot plant, has helped me to understand the big issues at stake.