The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into Bombardier with East Belfast Enterprise and Manufacturing NI, examining the impact of Bombardier redundancies on the region and the capacity for the Northern Ireland economy to absorb job losses.
Wednesday 6 December 2017, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster
- Jonathan McAlpin, Chief Executive, East Belfast Enterprise
- Stephen Kelly, Chief Executive, Manufacturing NI
- Richard Hogg, Board Member, Manufacturing NI
Purpose of the session
Since 2015, Bombardier have announced a series of redundancies affecting their operations in Belfast, with Unite calculating that the workforce had fallen from 7,100 to below 4,000. The session examines the quality of employment support provided to those who have lost their jobs, and ask what measures the Government can take to prevent further lay-offs.
The session also examines the long term future of manufacturing in Northern Ireland. The situation for Bombardier remains precarious, with a final decision on tariffs yet to be made. The Committee will examine the confidence of Northern Ireland businesses and the long term viability of the manufacturing sector.