Thursday 6 December 2018 / 3:50 PM Business / Chi Onwurah

Chi Onwurah comments on the Aerospace Sector Deal

Chi Onwurah MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, commenting on the Government’s Aerospace Sector Deal, said:

“To truly take off, our world leading aerospace sector needs more than what the Government has put forward today – a reannouncement of existing funds which doesn’t give industry the long term support it needs.

“Business Secretary Greg Clark says UK aerospace needs an ‘open, frictionless economy’, yet the Prime Minister’s deal will cut off key supply chains and bar skilled workers from moving here, extending Brexit uncertainty for at least two years and keeping the industry grounded.

“Labour will deliver the boost that our aerospace sector needs. Our National Investment Bank will provide strategic, long term support and we will negotiate a permanent, comprehensive Customs Union agreement maintaining access to crucial European markets.”