Our MP Mark Menzies asked the first question today (15.07.2020) to Boris Johnson in the regular Wednesday Prime Minister’s Questions.
Our MP asked: ‘Last week saw the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Britain. As you are aware, Mr Speaker, BAE Systems alone employs more than 10,000 people across Lancashire, supporting the great work of our RAF, and it is taking on more than 250 apprentices in that part of the business this year. Will the Prime Minister come to visit Warton, meet these apprentices and commit to doing all he can to secure these key jobs through support for defence exports and the Team Tempest programme?’
The Prime Minister replied: ‘I have no doubt that I will be coming to Warton in due course. Let me tell my Hon. Friend that 1,800 highly skilled engineers and programmers are already involved in the project, going up to 2,500 next year, and that 800 of those are in his constituency. I look forward to his constituency being at the epicentre of the development of the next UK-led combat air programme.’
You can see the one minute video of Mark Menzies questioning the PM – and Boris’ reply – here: