To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
(2) what representations he has received on the financial assistance proposed to be provided to AgustaWestland in the Spending Review.
Since 2009, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has had a number of discussions with the South West of England Regional Development Agency and other interested parties about possible support for AgustaWestland. Since the election, the Secretary of State has received representations on the future of the UK's rotorcraft industry from the management of AgustaWestland, and its parent company Finmeccanica. In addition, he has also had representations from David Laws in his capacity as the constituency MP.