Manufacturing Industries: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 6th March 2020.

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Photo of Colum Eastwood Colum Eastwood Social Democratic and Labour Party, Foyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what support the Government plans to provide to manufacturers in Northern Ireland whose supply chain is affected by a reduction in imports from China as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The UK Government is closely monitoring developments in relation to the potential impacts on the UK, including the Northern Ireland, economy.

The Government is advising businesses to build their resilience by reviewing their business continuity plans, developing an understanding on the potential impacts to their supply chains or other factors critical to their operations, and following the advice for employers available which is available on GOV.uk at: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

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