Transport Infrastructure: North-east England — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 23rd January 2012.

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Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:52 pm, 23rd January 2012

My Lords, the Government announced a range of transport proposals in the Chancellor's autumn Statement on 29 November 2011 for accelerated delivery in this spending review period. Those proposals were selected because they can be accelerated to start construction and make significant progress in the next three years, therefore making the earliest possible contribution to stimulating economic growth.