Tuesday, 06 November 2018 08:21

MICHELIN CLOSURE: SNP MPs KEEP UP PRESSURE ON CHANCELLOR

Local MPs have kept the pressure on the UK government to work constructively with the Scottish Government and others to preserve manufacturing on the site of Michelin following the announcement they intend to close their Dundee site.

Stewart Hosie MP and Chris Law MP both raised the issue with the Chancellor in the House of Commons today.

Stewart Hosie MP called on Mr Hammond to do whatever he can to protect and preserve as many jobs as possible.

Chris Law MP asked if Mr Hammond would consider further funding to the Tay Cities Deal and work constructively with the Scottish Government to provide support for the workforce.

Commenting, Stewart Hosie MP said:

"The Chancellor must work constructively with the Scottish Government to ensure we mitigate the impact of these potential job losses on the community.

"In the coming days and weeks, I will be speaking to Trade Unions, the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council to explore options and to identify how we can best work together to support the workers at Michelin and secure the future of the site.

“I fully support the Scottish Government’s efforts to leave no stone unturned to protect jobs.”

Chris Law MP added:

“This was devastating news for all the hardworking people and their families at Michelin.

“The UK Government must consider further funding to the Tay Cities Seal and work constructively with the Scottish Government to support the workforce at Michelin.

“I will continue to press the UK Government, the Scottish Government, Dundee City Council and others to do everything in their power to secure the future of the site and support those affected.”


Links to the questions in the House of Commons today:

https://twitter.com/ChrisLawSNP/status/1059793687784448000

https://twitter.com/StewartHosieSNP/status/1059802445256278017

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