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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:43 pm on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of Simon Hoare Simon Hoare Conservative, North Dorset 12:43 pm, 14th March 2017

As the third of the Dorset trio in the Chamber this afternoon, may I say that, like my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, I am a Unionist to my fingertips? Will she and her Cabinet colleagues consider that, as we see a dwindling of EU financial contributions to capital programmes in this country, we should explore very vigorously the opportunity to present to all of our constituents the fact that, where capital projects are undertaken in all parts of the kingdom, they are funded, supported and delivered by UK taxpayers from a UK Treasury?