Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 11th February 2019.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral contribution of 4 February 2019, Official Report column 73, how many car manufacturers operating in the UK have (a) applied successfully, (b) applied unsuccessfully and (c) not applied for support through those programmes conducted independently of the Government.

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

Holding answer received on 08 February 2019

The Government has continued to support the automotive sector via a number of routes including the Regional Growth Fund to support individual investment projects and the Advanced Propulsion Centre which is aimed at research and development to bring forward the next generation of low carbon technologies to keep the UK at the cutting edge of low carbon automotive innovations.

The number of awards made by these routes are set out in the table below.

Scheme

(a) – number of UK car manufacturers which have applied successfully1

(b) – number of UK car manufacturers which have applied unsuccessfully1

(c) – number of UK car manufacturers which have not applied

Regional Growth Fund (since 2010)

10

5

24

Advanced Propulsion Centre (since 2013)6

82

33

35

1 some companies appear in both category (a) and (b) 2 excludes niche vehicle manufacturers and non-passenger car vehicle makers such as bus and off highway 3 two further applications were withdrawn 4 two volume UK car makers have never applied to RGF 5 three volume UK car makers have never applied to APC 6155 unique organisations are participating in APC collaborative R&D projects

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