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Aviation: Supply Chains

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL14493, tabled on 12 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a disorderly Brexit could have on supply chains in the aviation sector.

Answered on

18 March 2019

Both the UK and the EU share a strong interest in preserving the integrated supply chains in the aerospace sector.

The UK has sought to work constructively with the EU to get the best deal for business. The Government and Parliament’s priority is still to leave the European Union with a deal that works for citizens and businesses. This would avoid a no-deal outcome and a cliff-edge, and ensure parts can be sourced from the EU in a timely manner.

As a responsible Government, we are planning for all scenarios and communicating with businesses. BEIS Ministers and officials meet regularly with industry through the Aerospace Growth Partnership. Through this engagement we encourage companies to engage proactively with their supply chain to prepare for potential no deal scenarios. We are aware that companies in the aerospace sector are stockpiling essential parts to try to minimise disruption in a no deal scenario.