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ITV's Westminster Correspondent Dan Hewitt is currently live outside of the Houses of Parliament:
You can find highlights of the latest tweets about Nissan below:
Nissan's Senior Vice-President for Europe, Colin Lawther, has said that Nissan's decision to build the new Qashqai model at the Sunderland plant will provide job security for 7,000 people.
Nissan also announced that production of its X-trail model will be moved from Japan to Sunderland:
North-East MEP Jonathan Arnott has claimed that Nissan's decision to build the new Qashqai at their Sunderland plant is 'one in the eye' of Brexit critics.
Jonathan Arnott said:
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed the announcement by Nissan saying that the workforce are 'world class'.
Questions have been raised about just what assurances Nissan was offered after it was announced they will produce the next Qashqai and will add production of the next X-Trail model at its Sunderland plant.
It's seen as a boost for the North East following the Brexit result.
The company say 'the support and assurances of the U.K. government' made it possible to commit to the two new models at their Wearside plant.
ITV Tyne Tee's political correspondent says Nissan wanted assurances over compensation for any tariffs, access to the single market and freedom of movement for staff.
There are no further details on what the government has promised Nissan in the run up to this announcement.
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The committe chairman has written to the National Audit Office about what government assurances were given to the car maker
Ministers have been under pressure to reveal the terms of its agreement after it was announced two new models will be built in Sunderland