Union Connectivity Review

Transport – in the House of Commons on 11th March 2021.

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Photo of Rob Roberts Rob Roberts Conservative, Delyn

What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Union connectivity review.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Secretary of State for Transport

Yesterday, I welcomed the Union connectivity review interim report. It marks an important moment in looking at how transport can bring people together across our United Kingdom.

Photo of Rob Roberts Rob Roberts Conservative, Delyn

Transport infrastructure is one of the most vital areas of development needed in my constituency. I was delighted to see that improvements in connectivity to the north Wales coastline and the A55 featured strongly in yesterday’s interim report. Can my right hon. Friend confirm when he expects the review to publish its final report, and that there will be funding available to implement its recommendations, even though some cases were not mentioned specifically in the Budget?

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Secretary of State for Transport

The interim report did, of course, mention the A55, which my hon. Friend has campaigned hard for. I have released £20 million to carry on further work and studies on some of these routes and the final report will be released in the summer.