Monday 20 July 2020 / 1:50 PM Business / Lucy Powell

Lucy Powell responds to the Business Secretary’s announcement on grants for aerospace research and technology

Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, responding to the Business Secretary’s announcement on grants for aerospace research and technology, said:

“Most of the projects in this package had been expected before the economic crisis. They will help develop the green technologies of tomorrow but government must not think that it is job done for the aerospace sector when so many jobs are at risk today.” 

“Aerospace has been hit hard by the pandemic with demand in free fall and the industry put in a holding pattern by Ministers who have failed to provide a sector specific support package to save jobs and our world leading manufacturers.”