Nigel spoke in the House of Commons yesterday in support of the work of BAE Samlesbury on its work on the F-35 jet project and on the Government’s support of reserve forces.
From the House of Commons Mr Evans asked Defence Minister Philip Dunne,
‘BAE systems at Samlesbury is about to hit another milestone with the manufacturing of the 200th aft fuselage of the F35. Will the Minister come to BAE Systems at Samlesbury during this period to see at first hand some of the most dedicated and skilled workforce in the United Kingdom?’
‘As the only tier 1 partner in the F35 programme, the United Kingdom is playing a very significant role. Every aft section of every F35 is manufactured at Samlesbury in his constituency, providing high- skill jobs to many of his constituents. I am quite certain that I or one of my ministerial colleagues will have the pleasure of visiting his constituency soon.’
Speaking after the debate Mr Evans said,
“It is important that we recognise the work of BAE Systems, which is not only a major employer in the area but a world leader in high-tech engineering. The equipment they provide our armed forces help keep us all safe.
I also spoke about the vital work done by our reserve forces, who lay their lives on the line for our country. It is vital that the Government ensure that they receive the best kit possible to carry out their vital work”