Infrastructure

HM Treasury written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in (a) England, (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire and (c) Haltemprice and Howden constituency likely to arise from the measures in the National Infrastructure Plan.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The government’s commitment to infrastructure investment is a key element of its Long-Term Economic Plan, driving jobs and growth. The National Infrastructure Plan is underpinned by an infrastructure pipeline setting out £466 billion of planned public and private investment to 2020 and beyond. The government does not hold data on the exact number of jobs associated with infrastructure projects across the country, many of which will be delivered by the private sector. However, government analysis based on ONS data suggests that infrastructure investment could directly support 5,000 construction jobs for every £1bn spent, as well as many more indirect jobs.

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