Transport: Infrastructure

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign Intervention), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what mechanisms will be put in place to ensure effective consultation with the devolved administrations on proposals made in the Transport Investment Strategy.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Although transport issues are substantially devolved in the UK, all four Governments work together on matters where the respective infrastructure policy responsibilities of the UK government and devolved administrations overlap.

The Transport Investment Strategy sets out principles for future investment decisions, including as to the balance between the need to keep decision-making as close as possible to the people affected and the need to ensure the coherence and integrity of national networks. We will continue to work closely with the Devolved Administrations on areas of mutual interest, for example on long-distance rail lines such as the East and West Coast Mainlines, or HS2.

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