Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:36 am on 22nd November 2018.

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Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Conservative, Wells 11:36 am, 22nd November 2018

Having spent three of the past 12 years living in Northern Ireland, I know just how important Bombardier is to the economy there and what brilliant aeroplanes they make. Does my hon. Friend the Minister agree that there is an opportunity to work with Bombardier on the research and development of a new generation of aircraft using hybrid and electric propulsion, so that Bombardier can be in the vanguard of the future aviation industry and so that we can make a positive out of what is undoubtedly a setback today?