UK Economy (London)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:42 pm on 10th March 2004.

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Photo of Angela Watkinson Angela Watkinson Opposition Whip (Commons) 2:42 pm, 10th March 2004

The hon. Gentleman is describing central London. Does he appreciate the difference between central London, which attracts the sort of investment that he describes, and outer London constituencies, such as Upminster and that of my hon. Friend Sir Sydney Chapman? Those local authorities are net contributors to Greater London schemes and suffer from a leaching of funds into central London. Outer London districts are in a different position to the one that he describes.