Government will not reveal 'sweetener' letter to Nissan

Workers at the Nissan plant in Sunderland Credit: PA

The alleged “sweetheart deal” offered by the Government in a letter to Nissan bosses will not be revealed, the Business Secretary has said.

Greg Clark told MPs he has a duty to protect the Japanese car giant’s commercially sensitive investment plans.

But Labour's shadow business secretary Clive Lewis demanded that the letter, sent to Nissan last week, be published.

Nissan announced last week that it will build two new models at its plant in the north east, securing the future of 7,000 jobs.