James Calls for Support in the recruitment of Mechanics

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of  for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what the Government is doing to ensure there are enough skilled mechanics to meet the growing demand in electric vehicles.

During Topical Questions James asked Richard Harrington MP,

"Jaguar Land Rover in Southend struggles to recruit trained mechanics. As we move towards electric vehicles and more technical vehicles, what more can the Government do to make sure that we fill this skills gap?"

To which Mr Harrington replied,

"That is an excellent point from my hon. Friend, as we would expect. Luckily, we are on the case and have the Automotive Council skills working group, with which we are doing our best to deal with the problem that he mentions as a partnership between Government and industry."