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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:31 pm on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Labour, Aberavon 5:31 pm, 10th June 2019

This is a devastating blow for the workforce, many of whom are from my Aberavon constituency. The Secretary of State keeps saying that the situation in other EU countries is also difficult, but none of them has seen investment in the automotive sector drop by 80% in the past three years. The fact is that this Government are like a driverless vehicle and have been for the past three years. Their botched Brexit and general incompetence have seen confidence drain away from the automotive sector. When will we see a proper industrial strategy that helps the sector move from diesel and petrol to electric?