Defence Sector Jobs

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 20th September 2021.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley

Of course, jobs in the defence industry depend on contracts, so may I come back to the question about the fleet solid support ships posed directly by my right hon. Friend Mr Jones, which the Minister has tried to slide by? Why does the Minister not give a clear message to the industry and the workforce that the Government will prioritise British jobs and the design contracts will clearly go to a British firm? Why not make a proper decision and send that message, which should also go to the steel industry?