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Manganese Bronze

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has had discussions with representatives of Manganese Bronze in Coventry on its decision to transfer the manufacture of key components to China. (323640)

The Department has regular meetings with LTI Ltd. (as part of Manganese Bronze Holdings plc) on a range of issues.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what financial assistance his Department provided to Manganese Bronze between 2007 and 2009. (323641)

LTI Ltd., as part of Manganese Bronze Holdings plc, has participated in the Vehicle Scrappage Scheme which was launched in May 2009.

On 17 March 2010, Manganese Bronze stated that 223 vehicles were sold under the scheme in 2009—which equates to Government support of £223,000.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will meet representatives of Manganese Bronze to discuss the future of the company's manufacturing operations in Coventry. (323642)

The Department has regular meetings with LTI Ltd. (as part of Manganese Bronze Holdings plc) on a range of issues including manufacturing at Coventry.