The fate of 300 workers at Longbridge's Powertrain factory will be known today as administrators wait to hear if they can resume production at the plant.

Component makers are due to decide whether to resume the supply of parts for Land Rover Freelander engines. If they refuse, the plant is likely to be mothballed with the loss of 300 jobs.

The firms which feed into Powertrain stopped supplying parts earlier this month when its sister company MG Rover collapsed.

Administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers held a meeting with the companies on Tuesday to discuss the situation.

Rob Hunt, joint administrator and partner at PwC, said: ?We set out our plan and the terms they were prepared to restart trading with the business.

?There was not a unanimous view among the suppliers, and we asked to bring that to a head during today. We need to have some certainty.?

Around 120 component makers feed into Powertrain and they are thought to be holding out for #10 million in money owed.

Mr Hunt would not confirm the details, but said the administrators would not pay the debt.

He said: ?We are not in a position to honour that back debt. Those suppliers have gone away to consider the terms we put to them.

?I hope we can get it restarted, but I cannot force people to supply it. There are 100 people helping with the administration and 300 people dedicated to working on the Powertrain line.

?These people are being paid, but they are not working because they cannot get the material in.

?We have an arrangement with Land Rover about them paying them while we have these discussions. We want to try and restart production, but if we cannot fund it and it doesn?t make economic sense, you are left with little choice.?

Meanwhile, the MG Rover Task Force has announced that over #1 million has been given to businesses in the MG Rover supply chain to help them cope with the collapse of the car company.

A total of 92 companies have now received money from the Wage Replacement Grant scheme to secure the immediate future of 1,818 employees.

The grant cash is available to companies who have 15 per cent or more of their turnover dependent on MG Rover.

Companies receive #50 a day for up to six weeks for every worker who has been directly impacted upon by the end of production at Longbridge and is therefore not currently involved in production.