Satellites: Manufacturing Industries:Written question - 76032

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 17 July 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Satellites: Manufacturing Industries
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2020 to Question 66860, what discussions have been held with Airbus on their plans to manufacture OneWeb satellites at the Florida plant; and what steps he is taking to encourage OneWeb manufacturing jobs to move to the UK.
Answered by: Amanda Solloway
Answered on: 27 July 2020

The agreement we have secured with Bharti secures 70 existing UK jobs in OneWeb, and we will be using our position to encourage expansion of its supply chain in the UK and direct manufacturing here.

There have been discussions with Airbus, but these are of a commercially sensitive nature.

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