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Thursday 31st May 2012 | 11:16
Labour Party press release
Jim Murphy MP, Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on BAE Systems job losses announced today, said:
“The country is seeing defence industrial decline on this government’s watch.
“Historic sites are closing, jobs are under threat and the defence industry is lacking support.
“Ministers must do more to demonstrate they have a long-term plan to stimulate and support the UK-based defence industry.
“Changes to the equipment programme and ongoing conflicts will impact on our industrial base, but, working with the trade unions, all efforts must now be made to redeploy the workforce and save jobs.”