Wednesday 3 February 2021 / 11:45 AM Jim McMahon / Transport

Jim McMahon responds to Grant Shapps’ remarks to Transport Select Committee

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to remarks made by Grant Shapps at the Transport Select Committee, said:

“It’s been a year since the Chancellor promised a sector support package for the aviation industry, but now the Transport Secretary tells us there won’t even be a recovery plan – with no guarantee of financial help – until later this year. 

“This is simply not good enough for the thousands of workers who have lost or face losing their jobs right now.

“Labour has called for a proper package of financial support for aviation, with clear conditions on environmental protections and workers’ rights.”