Midlands metropolitan authorities, chairman of the group Ted Richards,
leader of Solihull MBC, said:
surrounding the closure of MG Rover on the conurbation and neighbouring
areas, both for the immediate families involved and for the jobs in
dealerships and component supply industries.
'We are highly supportive of the on-going work undertaken by the Rover task
force. But we will also continue to press the case we made for growth in
our area, when we set down our ambitions for the future earlier this year.
We need new jobs, more investment, more research and innovation and a real
commitment from government to relocate civil service functions from London
and the south-east.'