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BAE Systems: Redundancy

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 107240, tabled on 11 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date the Government was first made aware of plans of the latest round of job losses at BAE Systems.

Answered on

24 October 2017

BAE Systems officially confirmed their plans for company restructuring and potential job reductions on 6 October 2017. The proposals remain subject to Trades Union consultation and no final decisions have yet been taken. The Government will continue to work closely with the company to understand the impact of these potential reductions, to provide support to those who might be affected, and to maximise export opportunities for the Typhoon and Hawk training aircraft.