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Question for Wales Office

UIN 217585, tabled on 8 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what investment the Government has made in infrastructure in Wales since May 2010; and what estimate he has made of the level of that investment in the next five years.

Answered on

15 December 2014

The Government has made huge progress in delivering the infrastructure that the UK needs, establishing the first ever national infrastructure plan, which now shows that more than 2,500 projects have been completed since 2010.

We have invested over £69 million to provide superfast broadband to over 275,000 homes and businesses in Wales and work has begun on the £212 million investment at the new prison in north Wales. We have provided the Welsh Government with £924 million in additional capital spending power since the Spending Review in 2010, and the Welsh Government will be able to borrow up to £500 million to enable them to complete the investment needed on the M4.

Over the next five years Wales will benefit from major infrastructure projects, including the electrification of the south Wales mainline and the Valley lines rail network. The Government will also continue to work with Hitachi and Horizon to secure the new investment in energy generation at Wylfa Newydd.

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Wales Office