Northern Powerhouse - Regional infrastructure Development

On the 25th October 2016 Peter spoke in the Commons on the issue of the Northern Powerhouse.  He challenged the Government commitment and their apparent chaos over their so called flagship Northern policy.  You can read his contribution here.

  • This Government continue to be in chaos over their flagship so-called northern powerhouse. I live there, and I see it every day: they have no long-term industrial strategy. Meanwhile,  notwithstanding what the Chancellor said earlier, regional economies are suffering from a lack of sustained investment in their infrastructure, and particularly transport infrastructure, by comparison with our major European partners—a problem now compounded by Brexit. What plans does the Chancellor have to end this uncertainty and finally bring about a rebalancing or an enhancement of regional transport infrastructure expenditure?
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