Nissan: Government Assistance

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether Nissan will be required to pay back any of the £2.6 million allocated to it by the Government to encourage the production of the Nissan X-Trail and Qashqai models in Sunderland.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The grant awarded to Nissan via the Regional Growth Fund was to support a specific range of investments including the production of the X-Trail.

As Nissan have decided, for commercial reasons, not to progress with this project, the linked RGF grant will no longer be progressed.

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