Posted: Fri 5th Jul 2013

Updated: Wed 13th Feb

Welsh Secretary Fails To Answer Key European Questions

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 5th, 2013

Welsh Secretary David Jones evaded key questions on the UK`s future in Europe and the effect any withdraw would have on Airbus in Broughton.

He was answering questions during Thursdays aviation debate at Westminster

Mark Tami MP for Deeside asked “ At the last Welsh questions, the Secretary of State was asked whether he thought Airbus jobs would be safer or not if the UK was outside the EU.

He failed to answer that question.

Will he answer it now?”

Mr Jones replied “The issue of a referendum on Europe has, of course, yet to be determined.

Consultation will take place with all sectors of industry, aviation included”

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas asked “does Secretary of State agree that membership of the European Union is an essential precondition of the continued success of the UK arm of Airbus?”

Again Mr Jones evaded to give any clear indication or leadership on the subject stating that issues” need to be considered during any debate about a referendum on the European Union.

Prior to today`s debate Mr Jones had said uncertainty about the UK’s role in Europe will cause “instability” and scare off potential investors to Wales. 

A poll published in February by ICM showed a slight majority of Welsh citizens felt the UK was better off outside of Europe.


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