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First minister's questions

First Minister Carwyn Jones told AMs in the chamber on 24 April 2012 that there is no financial commitment by the Welsh government to the Tata investment as far as the Indian company is concerned.

The steel giant has announced that an investment of £800 million will be made in its Welsh plants over the next five years.

Leader of the opposition Andrew RT Davies asked the first minister what liability had been placed on the Welsh government via match funding or financial support in order to allow the opportunity to "flow into Wales".

Mr Davies quoted Tata officials stating that the "key message to Welsh government is it has to assist us to make it come about".

Mr Jones assured him that the investment itself secured the future of Port Talbot and that the company was developing a produced range for the plant.

Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, challenged the first minister on the number of operations cancelled on the NHS.

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood raised the question of employment in Labour councils as she criticised the leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf for forcing council workers to accept a pay cut whilst he was "raking in a massive salary".

The first minister also answered questions on water supplies to Wales, lowering the voting age to sixteen and ensuring that the Welsh Language Commissioner has operational and financial independence.

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