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William and Kate raise UK steel crisis with Indian PM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have discussed "the pressures facing steel manufacturers in the UK and India" with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources have told the Press Association.

The royal couple spoke to Mr Modi during a lunch meeting, as they continued their tour of India.

It comes as an emergency debate on the steel crisis is held in the Commons.

Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle accused the government of "indifference and incompetence" in dealing with the crisis, and an "ideologically driven reluctance to get involved as the crisis has deepened".

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Javid: Government could co-invest with steel buyer

The Government could look at the possibility of co-investing with a steel buyer "on commercial terms", the business secretary told the Commons.

Sajid Javid said the "Government stands ready to help" as he addressed the Commons.

I've been in contact with potential buyers, making clear that the government stands ready to help. This includes looking at the possibility of co-investing with a buyer on commercial terms.

– Javid

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