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Impact of Brexit on aerospace industry examined

21 November 2017

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee questions leading aerospace industry representatives. The session examines the impact of Brexit on the aerospace, in terms of manufacturing, jobs and regulation.


Tuesday 21 November 2017, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

Focus of the session

The session also considers how different scenarios relating to future customs and trading arrangements might affect the industry in the UK and consider what the Government should be seeking to achieve in negotiations. Witnesses include Simon Henley, President-Elect, Royal Aeronautical Society, Katherine Bennett, Senior Vice President, Airbus UK, and Paul Everitt, Chief Executive, ADS Group.

Chair's comment

Ahead of the session, Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said:

"Aerospace is an international business. In design, manufacture and regulation, the UK aerospace industry benefits and relies upon European integration.

As a Committee, we will want to explore what type of Brexit deal is in the interest of the aerospace industry and what the consequences of a no deal would be for this sector.

In seeking to negotiate a Brexit deal that is in the national interest, the Government must ensure the country's key industries, including aerospace, are in a position to prosper in our new relationship with the EU."

Further information

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