MSP backing steel support

John Pentland (right) is backing calls for more steel investment
John Pentland (right) is backing calls for more steel investment

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP John Pentland has added his backing to calls for more Government investment in the steel industry.

He was among MSPs who met Community representatives to discuss the trade union’s new Stand Up For Steel campaign.

Mr Pentland said: “The steel industry is one of those issues where both the UK and Scottish Governments have a role to play.

“There needs to be support for the UK steel industry as a whole - in Teeside and Wales as well as Scotland – and that is where the initial focus of the campaign lies, with the postcard campaign aimed at David Cameron.

“But the Scottish Government also has a crucial role to play supporting the Scottish and UK steel industry, and as MSPs we need to press for Scottish Government action now.

“Steel is important to many other aspects of the Scottish economy.

“The Scottish government can stand up for steel and help to secure the future of the Scottish plants.”