Today, in Prime Minister’s Questions, I took the opportunity to press Mrs May on the Government’s historic commitment to have a fairer distribution on infrastructure spending across the region in its industrial strategy. I was delighted with her response, which I repeat here in full:
“My Honourable Friend stands up well for his county and constituency on this matter.
I am very happy to confirm that we will maintain that commitment in our forthcoming industrial strategy White Paper We do want to see a fairer distribution of infrastructure spending across the country because we know that infrastructure investment is important to unlocking economic opportunities, economic growth and productivity in our towns, villages and cities. We have backed that with ambitious commitments to increase our spending on infrastructure by 50% over the next four years, but I can assure him that we will be looking at that infrastructure spending across the whole country”.