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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:04 am on 11th January 2018.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Government Whip 11:04 am, 11th January 2018

I certainly heard the hon. Member’s point of order yesterday and I share and understand the concern that many Unilever employees feel about the current and growing uncertainty. The Government are certainly disappointed that Unilever has decided to close the Norwich plant. We welcome its commitment to maintaining most of the mint production in Norwich, and stand by ready to help the workforce wherever we can. This is a worrying time, and we need to work with Unilever to get further clarity over what is intended.