Automotive Sector

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial strategy – in the House of Commons on 22nd February 2022.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

Yesterday, the Prime Minister said that he wanted British workers to be more like German workers. Let us be more like Germany: it has increased the number of manufacturing jobs by 1 million since 2010, whereas this Government have presided over a fall of 93,000 jobs. The difference is that this Conservative Government do not have a plan, whereas in Germany there is a plan for manufacturing. The Labour party has a plan in our country, too, so if Ministers really want to support manufacturing, why do they not use Labour’s plan to make, buy and sell more in Britain?