Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons on 21st September 2021.

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Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

If the closure of the GKN plant in Erdington goes ahead, it will be a blow to the automotive industry’s transition to an electric future and a betrayal of the British national interest, with 519 workers sacked in an area of high deprivation and with production exported to Poland and France. I welcome the statement made by Ministers as early as April 2021 on their preparedness to contemplate investment in both skills and plant as part of keeping the factory open. As talks reach a critical stage, will the Minister confirm that the Government stand ready to continue to play an active role in seeking a resolution?