Rail Services (Erewash)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 12:39 pm on 7th December 2010.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport 12:39 pm, 7th December 2010

I am grateful to my hon. Friend. A striking aspect of the comprehensive spending review was the Chancellor's commitment to continued investment in our transport infrastructure. Past spending squeezes often meant that the axe was taken to a whole range of transport upgrade projects. We have decided not to do that, because those projects can play an important role in generating the growth we need to get out of the economic mess left by the previous Government. Integrating different modes of transport can, of course, yield important benefits for passengers and, similarly, valuable economic benefits, if people have better access to different modes of transport and we try to co-ordinate them.