The Crown Jewels of Rolls-Royce jet engine manufacture, wide-chord fan blades, are set to be exported to Singapore.
The company has announced that production of the critical components at the heart of every aero engine will be moved from the birthplace of the jet engine, Barnoldswick, to the Far East.
The move will result in Great Britain losing control of the production of strategically important critical components. As a result these advanced manufacturing skills will be lost to Britain forever.
The Rolls-Royce plant at Barnoldswick generates £1 billion in the region, Thousands of jobs will be affected throughout Lancashire.
The Government should act to prevent such important industrial processes being sold off to places like Singapore.
We call upon the UK Government to legislate to prevent the Crown Jewels of British industry from being exported and for manufacturing of wide-chord fan blades to be kept at Rolls-Royce Barnoldswick.