Large Logistics Parks (Transport Infrastructure)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:14 am on 7th December 2016.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport) 11:14 am, 7th December 2016

My hon. Friend has many virtues, and two that stand proud are the determination and rigour with which he defends his constituents’ interests—a well-known aspect of his work in this House—and, secondly, his insight. That insight will have allowed him to determine, from my opening remarks in which I quoted Schumacher, where I intuitively stand on these matters. I will say more about that later in my speech, but my hon. Friend draws to our attention the important subject of scale. It would be easy for central and local government to assume that there should be no limits on scale, but I am not sure that that is the right approach. I look at these matters in a holistic way.