Kevin Hollinrake MP asks PM to Commit to Improved Transport Links

The Prime Minister has pledged to continue to look at what the Government can do to make sure that Yorkshire has the transport links it needs to grow its economy.

At PMQs on Wednesday 4th November, Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton, asked the Prime Minister: "I was delighted that the Chancellor chose our county city of York to launch the new National Infrastructure Commission. Will the Prime Minister confirm that this is the start of a new era in which important investment decisions on issues such as roads and railways between the great cities of the north will help to bring growth and prosperity to our region?" Answering Kevin's question, the PM confirmed the Government’s ongoing commitment to the  Northern Powerhouse:"The people in Yorkshire have long felt that there hasn’t been a fair enough deal in terms of transport funding on roads and rail. People can now see that £13 billion is being spent on transport in the North as part of our plan to rebalance the British economy. We have committed to spend £4.6 billion on major road improvements and we have continued to invest in improving the A64 which is vital for the people of York."