PM’s safety-first plea to oil firms
David Cameron has pledged to do what he can to protect Scots oil workers abroad – but warned BP and other firms to “redouble” their security efforts after the Algeria attack.
The prime minister reminded companies, which employ thousands of people in the north and north-east, that the safety of their employees was always their “primary responsibility”.
The Conservative leader acknowledged there was “huge concern” north of the border after two workers with Scottish connections were among 37 hostages killed at the In Amenas plant and a further eight escaped.
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