“Where extra investment and protections are needed, they must be put in place.”—[Hansard, 5 February 2014; Vol. 575, c. 269.]
Those good words were followed today by a £30 million pledge from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, yet the local enterprise partnerships, local authorities, local transport boards and people in the south-west simply do not believe them. Last year we were promised £31 million—more than the £30 million—for resilience work, but it has disappeared. It is not good enough.