BAE Systems

Defence written question – answered at on 22 November 2011.

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Photo of Alison Seabeck Alison Seabeck Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Hyndburn of 14 November 2011, Official Report, column 574, and to the answer from the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the hon. Member for Fylde of 1 November 2011, Official Report, column 758, on BAE Systems, whether the job losses at BAE Systems are due to a slow down in the Eurofighter programme or as a result of a slowing down in UK-US defence orders in the F-35 programme.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

BAE Systems issued a statement on 27 September 2011 which attributed the job losses to a number of factors, including a slower than planned increase in the F-35 production rates and an agreement by the Eurofighter Typhoon partner nations to a request from industry to slow Eurofighter Typhoon delivery rates in order to protect their industrial capacities to service anticipated export orders. The statement also acknowledged the need to reduce costs to ensure that the company remained competitive both in the UK and internationally. For its part, the UK Government are energetically promoting exports of the Eurofighter Typhoon which will help maintain highly skilled jobs in the UK defence and aerospace industry.

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