The loss of 3,000 jobs at BAE Systems is set to be discussed in the House of Commons today, at an estimated start time of 5 pm, and we’ll be liveblogging the debate here.
Preston MP Mark Hendrick has called for MPs to debate the job losses, he said: “The decision to axe jobs at the Warton and Samlesbury sites is a devastating blow. It will have a major impact, not least on the workers and their families, but also for the wider community and economy.
“The massive cuts the Conservative government are making to the defence industry are going too far and too fast.
“Earlier this month I asked the Leader of the House of Commons for an opportunity to debate the impact that the job losses will have. The Conservative government refused. It is clear that they do not understand the impact that their decisions are having on people’s lives.”
The company is one of the city’s biggest employers and 1,387 jobs are due to go at the Warton and Samlesbury sites in what will be blow to the local economy.
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