UK Economy (London)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:00 pm on 10th March 2004.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth 2:00 pm, 10th March 2004

My hon. Friend is a powerful advocate for his city, but is it not also arguable that London is greedy? It wants increasing investment and produces more congestion, and then wants investment to sort out the congestion. Would it not be better to be not as greedy, and to hand over some of the jobs and investment to areas elsewhere in the country, thereby remedying the profound inequality in the nation?