Aerospace Industry: North Wales

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th February 2018.

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Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

North Wales remains a cornerstone in the UK's aerospace industry. RAF Valley is a significant employer in the region, providing advanced fast jet training for the RAF. Components for hundreds of European-based F-35 aircraft will also be serviced and maintained at the Defence Electronics and Components Agency in North Wales; work which will sustain hundreds of highly-skilled jobs in the region.

The Ministry of Defence routinely publishes information about regional expenditure with UK industry and supported employment. The latest available statistics can be found on gov.uk at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-regional-expenditure-with-uk-industry-and-supported-employment-201516.

The data shows that around 5,250 jobs in Wales are supported by defence expenditure.

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