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MP statement on BAE Warton following confirmation of merger talks

Eurofighter Typhoons under construction at BAE Systems, Warton Photo: PA Images

Mark Menzies MP issued this statement following BAE's confirmation that the company is in talks over a potential merger with Airbus aircraft manufacturer EADS:

I’ve been made aware of this proposal by BAE Systems and I have been in touch with the company and defence ministers immediately after the announcement to clarify what affects this would have on the Warton site.

“Warton is the headquarters of BAE Systems military air solutions and my overwhelming priority is to ensure that their future is not compromised by this potential merger.

“I will be looking to work closely with the company and unions in the coming days, weeks and months to ensure that, if this merger goes ahead, Warton remains the heart of the military air solutions division of the company.”

– Mark Menzies MP, Fylde

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