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To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to retain the Government-owned tooling and jigs for the A159 Wildcat helicopter within the United Kingdom; and if so, whether these will be installed in the main Leonardo site.
My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and wish all noble Lords a happy new year.
My Lords, I wish—in a spirit even of the fag end of good will—to say thank you for the Answer that the Minister has given, but I find it difficult to do so. We are asking for a very simple thing here. The Government own the tooling and jigs which support the job. Leonardo wants to ship those jobs out to Poland. The Government have the leverage to insist that, before that happens,...
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 24 July 2001
Previously MP for Yeovil until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Yeovil, 1983-2001. Liberal spokesman for Trade and Industry, 1983-86; Alliance spokesman on education and science, 1987; Liberal Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1988-92; Leader, Social and Liberal Democrats, 1988-89, Liberal Democrats, 1988-99. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Yeovil
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