Rolls-Royce concerned over DTI job cuts

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At a trade and industry select committee meeting yesterday members said that Rolls Royce had raised concerns about the cuts and plans to farm out work to the regional development agencies.

The company said it was concerned that RDAs would not necessarily raise relevant national issues.

Judy Mallaber, Labour MP for Derbyshire’s Amber Valley, where the car maker has a factory, said: ‘They were quite concerned with things going to the regions because which of the regions were going to pick up on the issues that affected them’, reported The Times.

Following Sir Peter Gershon’s review published in the Spring the government announced plans to axe over 100,000 jobs across Whitehall.

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