Friday 2 August 2019 / 3:18 PM Northern Ireland / Tony Lloyd

Tony Lloyd comments on calls to nationalise the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast

Tony Lloyd MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, commenting on calls to nationalise the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, said:

“The government can and must take immediate action to ensure the future of Harland and Wolff. If a buyer can’t be found, the yard must be taken into public ownership.

“The Tories cannot stand by and spectate while these jobs and skills are lost forever, when we know that there are naval ships that need to be built and orders that could be placed to secure this shipyard for the long term.”