Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills
Vincent Cable (Secretary of State, Business, Innovation and Skills; Twickenham, Liberal Democrat)
My hon. Friend touches on the core argument. We are talking about a very productive plant, which reflects well on the management, and also on the labour force, who have been consistently co-operative. Currently the plant does not operate at full capacity; the issue for the company is how to use that production in a way that minimises excess capacity. We are confident that the UK has a strong case in ensuring that existing production—but also new models, as he said—is secured in Ellesmere Port.