Greg Clark accused of misleading MPs over £61m payment to Nissan

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Labour has accused the business secretary, Greg Clark, of misleading MPs by failing to tell parliament that a £61m package of state aid had been granted to Nissan, despite assuring the Commons that he would do so.

Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, said that as a result the cabinet minister had “dodged scrutiny” over the promises he had made to Nissan in October 2016 to boost manufacturing in Sunderland after Brexit.

At the time Clark had refused to say exactly what assurances he had given Nissan, even saying there was “no chequebook” involved, despite intense pressure on him to reveal how he had persuaded the company to demonstrate confidence in the UK.

 

 

 

 

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