Today [Wed 10th Feb] I held a telephone discussion with the Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP to discuss the situation at Texas Instruments (TI). It was a constructive discussion where I highlighted to Mr Mundell what was discussed at the first taskforce meeting and that my priority is to ensure the workforce is fully supported. The main priority right now is the workforce and no stone can or should be left unturned to support them.
Alongside this Mr Mundell indicated he is in contact with the Scottish Government and has regular discussions with Minister for Enterprise Fergus Ewing MSP and Texas Instruments will be on the agenda. Mr Mundell has said he will aslo speak to the UK Business Secretary to highlight to issues at TI and how the manufacturing site may becoming available and if he could look for a potential buyer.
I hope all interested parties can continue to work together to find a positive outcome from this difficult situation.
Picure from Fernando Clavijo