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EDM (Early Day Motion) 574: tabled on 21 November 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the investment by companies in the Armoured Fighting Vehicle industry in the UK; welcomes the commitment by these companies in building facilities and developing the skills required to maintain this industry in the UK; further recognises that wages in this UK industry are significantly higher than the national average; notes the recent Ministry of Defence Armoured Fighting Vehicle contract awards to companies overseas without competition; and urges the Ministry of Defence to ensure all future Armoured Fighting Vehicle programmes are openly competed at the Prime Contract level, including the important multibillion pound Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme for the Army's new wheeled vehicle fleet, to support this resurgent British industry and provide highly skilled jobs in less economically advantaged areas of the UK.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.