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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: 'I'm fighting for UK steel every hour of the day'

Business Secretary Sajid Javid said he was fighting for British steelworkers "every hour of the day".

Speaking on Tuesday in the House of Commons, Javid said: "Investors everywhere know British steel is the best in the world.

"They know that British steel workers are the hardest working in the world and they know that the British Government stands with the the steel industry, and we will do whatever we can to support it to become more competitive.

"The challenges we face are great, the crisis the steel industry faces is global, but I am fighting for Britain's steel workers every hour of the day.

"I was fighting for them long before this crisis hit the headlines, and I will go on fighting as long as it takes because British steel workers are the best in the world, and they deserve no less".

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