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Ian Lucas MP, Labour’s Shadow Industry Minister, responding to the loss of 1,500 jobs at Tata in Scunthorpe and Teesside, said:

"Today's announcement is a hugely worrying sign for industry in the UK, and a blow to the people of Scunthorpe and Teesside. This seriously calls into question how the Tory-led Government is facing up to the challenges facing the economy, which has flatlined in the last six months instead of moving towards significant growth.

“The public needs to know what measures were taken by Vince Cable to prevent these job losses and to work with the steel industry to plan for the future."

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