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UK government actively engaged in Liberty Steel talks, says PM Johnson

Britain's PM Johnson leaves Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday his government was actively engaged in dealing with British tycoon Sanjeev Gupta's Liberty Steel after a major financial backer went into administration.

"I share very much the anxiety of families of steel workers who work in Liberty Steel," Johnson told parliament. "We are actively engaged."

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Alistair Smout)