Regional Economic Growth

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 2017.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Chancellor of the Exchequer 12:00 am, 28th November 2017

I do not like to blow my own trumpet, but on the whole I think my jokes were better than the hon. Gentleman’s. As I said to Dan Jarvis, the Sheffield city region deal would bring £1 billion of new Government investment into the area, which will stimulate local economic growth and job creation, and support upskilling in the area and improvement of the infrastructure. Doing these deals around the country and making funds available to local authorities—they know best what is necessary for their areas —is the way to deliver enhanced economic growth.