Transport Connectivity: North of England Cities

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons at on 21 March 2024.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Secretary of State for Transport

I am sure that my hon. Friend is glad to have your endorsement for her question, Mr Speaker. The Government believe that local authorities are best placed to promote and take forward those schemes and, as I said, the local transport fund in the north will mean that £2.5 billion will be available for them. I encourage her to work with stakeholders such as Lancashire County Council. I had the pleasure of discussing a number of those local schemes when I recently met its leadership on a visit to Preston.