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Infrastructure: South West

Question for Treasury

UIN HL2385, tabled on 9 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their infrastructure priorities for the south west of England.

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23 March 2020

Infrastructure is a top priority for the Government, essential for jobs, growth, and supporting a high quality of life. Over the next five years the public sector will invest more than half a trillion pounds in the UK’s future prosperity, including investing in infrastructure across the UK.

For example, as part of the second Road Investment Strategy, the Government will spend £2.7bn between 2020 and 2025 in the South West. This will help to build the A303 Stonehenge and the A417 Air Balloon. The South West will also benefit from its share of £5 billion to support the rollout of gigabit-capable broadband in the most difficult to reach 20% of the country, and of £510 million to support the Shared Rural Network to extend 4G mobile coverage cross the UK.

The Government will further publish a National Infrastructure Strategy, setting out the Government’s long-term ambitions for economic infrastructure.

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