Friday 12 June 2020 / 6:06 PM Jim McMahon / Transport

Jim McMahon comments on Government’s failure to act to protect aviation industry

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the Government’s daily press conference, said:

“The Transport Secretary talks of ‘an impossible few months’ for the aviation sector, yet fails to acknowledge he has the power to act, and has chosen not to.

“Thousands of jobs have been under threat of redundancy, with staff, the sector and politicians of all sides urging the Government to act, yet Tory Ministers have been found wanting.

“Labour has consistently called for a sectoral deal that supports the whole aviation industry including securing jobs and protecting the supply chain, while continuing to press for higher environmental standards.”