Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of state aid allocated to (a) Nissan and (b) other car manufacturers since 2010.

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

Holding answer received on 19 February 2019

The Government supports the automotive sector via a number of routes, including the Regional Growth Fund to support individual investment projects as well as the Advanced Propulsion Centre which is aimed at research and development to bring forward the next generation of low carbon technologies, keeping the UK at the cutting edge of low carbon automotive innovation. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, provides R&D support across a range of technology themes including low carbon, materials and manufacturing; and connected and autonomous vehicles.

Scheme

Nissan

Other car manufacturers

Regional Growth Fund

£95,656,500

£143,512,396

Advanced Propulsion Centre

£10,865,412

£111,622,294

Innovate UK

£9,042,950

£55,284,141

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