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Railways: Infrastructure

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL2754, tabled on 31 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's exit from the EU on the availability of EU funds for rail infrastructure projects in the UK; and whether this will affect any specific rail projects.

Answered on

8 November 2017

On 13th August last year, my Right Honourable Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer made an announcement[1], outlining the Government position on EU funding schemes, including those relating to transport infrastructure.

We are determined to ensure that people and businesses have stability and certainty in the period leading up to our departure, and that we use the opportunities that our EU Exit presents to determine our own priorities. The Department for Transport is working closely with HM Treasury and stakeholders to that end.

[1] The following is a link to the announcement:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-philip-hammond-guarantees-eu-funding-beyond-date-uk-leaves-the-eu