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Garden Bridge

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 7th September 2016.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North 6:30 pm, 7th September 2016

On the regions, at the same time in 2014 that the Department for Transport was providing £30 million of public money to back the bridge, despite the £185 million scheme not having the required £100 million of private sector funding, Hull had £100 million of private sector funding to electrify the rail line to Hull. The Hull scheme was submitted to the Department for Transport and has sat in the Department for over two years, even though it had to provide only £2.4 million of public money. Does that not show that the regions are losing out again when it comes to transport investment by this Government?