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Chair asks NAO to examine assurances given to Nissan

1 December 2016

Rt Hon. Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, has written to Sir Amyas Morse, Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office, regarding the assurances offered by the Government to Nissan.

Commenting on the correspondence, Mr Tyrie said:

"The Chancellor has not answered the crucial question: whether an assurance was given to Nissan which could constitute a contingent liability, or support consistent with the provisions of the Industrial Development Act 1982. So I have written to Sir Amyas, asking him to examine whether contingent liabilities have arisen as a result of Government commitments, and/or assurances made to Nissan."

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