National Infrastructure Plan — Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:45 pm on 4th December 2013.

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Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury 3:45 pm, 4th December 2013

I thank the noble Baroness for broadening the perspective of the debate. While I accept that the banking crisis was an important contributor, it is clear to me, from my time in the Treasury, that the spending planned through those last few years created significant problems for this country.