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Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what commitment Boeing has given to maxmise UK workshare on future projects.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As part of the strategic prosperity relationship between Her Majesty's Government (HMG) and Boeing, the company has committed to growing its UK footprint and to increase research and development and UK supply chain spending. The company funds an Office of UK Industrial Capability to identify potential suppliers and provide training to increase the success of UK companies in bidding for work. Boeing and HMG have carried out a series of trade missions to the US, each of which has attracted around 30 companies from across the UK, who have had an opportunity to showcase their capabilities to senior programme managers. As part of investments in Sheffield - the first Boeing owned production facility outside of the US - and Lossiemouth, the company has placed work with a range of local supply chain companies.

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