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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th October 2016.

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Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay 12:00 am, 12th October 2016

Despite several rounds of European regional development funding, the Cornish economy continues to lag about 30% behind the UK average. Does the Prime Minister agree that Brexit provides us with the opportunity to develop our own economic programme, which will be less bureaucratic and more effectively targeted and will offer better value for money for the taxpayer, and will she confirm that her Government will continue to invest in the poorer regions of our country, such as Cornwall, once we leave the EU?