Coventry and Warwickshire City Deal

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 14th February 2013.

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Photo of Chris White Chris White Conservative, Warwick and Leamington 5:00 pm, 14th February 2013

I thank my hon. Friend for attending the debate. The main part of my speech addresses those very issues.

The UK economy is diverse and city deals have potential as they can be tailored to the needs of local economies and build on the infrastructure that already exists. We should not be trying to reinvent the wheel or impose a top-down plan for economic growth on the country, and a good city deal will work with the grain of the local economy.