Andrew hosted a reception for Siemens yesterday in the Jubilee Room of Parliament.
Following the reception, Andrew said, "I was delighted to host Siemens' reception in Parliament yesterday, which was also attended by a number of apprentices from the Goole site (see photos).
"The good news is that Siemens were able to announce at the event that the share of the new Piccadilly Line tube trains, which are going to be produced in Goole, will be significantly increased. Previously, about half of the contract was going to be fulfilled elsewhere but now 80% of the trains for this tube line will be produced in Goole.
"This is yet another expansion by Siemens on what they originally proposed to do in Goole. We have also had hundreds of extra jobs announced at the site due to the component facility and bogies centre being added to Goole, alongside the Raise Business Centre.
"None of this has happened by accident, but has happened due to excellent partnership working between the company, government, East Riding Council, the University of Birmingham and others. I’m also proud to have played a role throughout as I have always believed that Goole has a positive future and was being held back in the past by negative attitudes from local representatives who always seemed to talk the town down. We expect to have some other good news of further investment in the town and hundreds of new jobs in a couple of weeks’ time.
"Finally, the reception was great and I especially enjoyed catching up with the apprentices from our area. I wish them all the best for the future.""