Economic Growth: East of England

Part of Asylum Accommodation Contracts – in Westminster Hall at 5:29 pm on 10th October 2018.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney 5:29 pm, 10th October 2018

We have had a wide-ranging debate, and I do not have time to highlight colleagues’ excellent contributions. Someone who looks at the east of England might say, “Everything looks reasonably okay there. It’s perfectly satisfactory. Let’s rumble on.” But do we want to be just rumbling on, second best? No, we do not. To use another football analogy, we want to be in the premier league. We want to be in the top four. We want to be not just playing in Europe every year but winning World cups. That is what this work is about and what we are putting the framework down for. This is a new way of doing things. This is a start—let’s get going.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That this House
has considered promoting economic growth in the East of England.

Sitting adjourned.