Business Growth: North of England

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th November 2016.

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Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Conservative, Thirsk and Malton 12:00 am, 8th November 2016

Work on Yorkshire’s largest economic project—a potash mine on the North York Moors—and the drilling of the UK’s first shale gas well since 2011 are both planned to commence early in 2017, but much of the associated traffic will travel down a single lane of the A64. Will the Secretary of State agree to meet me and representatives from the Department for Transport and the Treasury to see how we can make sure we have the necessary infrastructure upgrades to support those key economic developments?