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Business Secretary Alok Sharma said the UK Government is "working quickly and at speed to look at a package of support" after the tragedy in Lebano

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Business Secretary Alok Sharma said the UK Government is “working quickly and at speed to look at a package of support” after the tragedy in Lebanon.

Speaking to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland radio programme ahead of a visit to Livingston, he said: “It is a terrible tragedy that’s unfolded in Lebanon and of course our thoughts are very much of those who have been injured and of course with the families of those who have lost their lives.

“The government there is looking to see what has happened and we will have to wait to see what comes out of that.

“But of course we’ve been very clear that we want to support that country at this particular time and we’re working quickly and at speed to look at a package of support for them.

“It is a very, very challenging time for people in Lebanon, in Beirut, and we understand the urgency of the situation.

“I hope very, very shortly the UK Government will be able to set out precisely what we will be doing in providing support for them.”



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