Coventry and Warwickshire City Deal

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:13 pm on 14th February 2013.

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Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark The Financial Secretary to the Treasury 5:13 pm, 14th February 2013

I totally agree with my hon. Friend. That is exactly the point of the city deals programme. It is designed to reflect what is undoubtedly the case, especially with the strength and breadth of the local engagement that this bid demonstrates. Who better to be able to make the decisions and the analysis of what is needed for the Warwickshire economy than the business people, the civic leaders and the leaders of some of the finest universities in the country, who are there? It is important that we build on those strengths.