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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to The Northern Transport Strategy: Spring 2016 Report, published on 7 March 2016, what estimate his Department has made of public sector investment per capita in (a) Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency, (b) Cheshire West and Chester borough, (c) the Cheshire and Warrington LEP area and (d) the area of the Northern Powerhouse.
Rebalancing the economy by creating a Northern Powerhouse is part of our long term economic plan, and an aim that is shared between the Government and the North. Our objective is simple – to allow the North to pool its strengths and become greater than the sum of its parts.
The Northern Transport Strategy aims to support the Northern Powerhouse in achieving its ambitions. At this stage, the Strategy does not outline funding for specific geographical areas, and this is therefore reflected in the Spring Report. In 2014/15, the transport spend per head in the North West of England was £251, and the transport spend for the whole of the North of England was £262.