The Government will not publish the letter it sent to Nissan which led to the car manufacturer's decision to pour new investment into its Sunderland plant, Business Secretary Greg Clark has signalled.
Ministers have been under pressure to reveal the terms of its agreement with the Japanese car giant following last week's announcement that the company will build two new models at its plant in Sunderland, securing the future of 7,000 jobs.
The Business Secretary set out details of the Government's four-point approach to the automotive sector, including Brexit reassurances, in a letter to Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn.
But Mr Clark suggested to MPs he will not publish the letter due to the need to protect Nissan's commercially sensitive investment plans.
The Government has strongly denied suggestions it offered the firm a "sweetheart deal".
Mr Clark told the Commons the letter contained commitments to continue to make funds available for skills and training, to encourage smaller firms in the supply chain to locate in the UK and to support research and development.
It also contained a pledge to keep the UK car industry competitive post-Brexit.
Labour's shadow business secretary Clive Lewis demanded that the letter be published. But Mr Clark said: