Infrastructure: Finance

Treasury written question – answered on 30th October 2018.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to infrastructure development in each region of the Uk in each if the nest two years.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

This government is committed to ensuring that every part of the country has modern and efficient infrastructure.

Our spending plans are helping to support investments such as the largest strategic road programme ever, over £1 billion to help stimulate the market to build the next generation of digital infrastructure and the biggest rail modernisation since the Victorian era.

Our investment is supporting projects across the country. We are delivering more than £13 billion of investment in the North, improving connectivity through projects like the Manchester to Ordsall rail link and investing in communities with schemes such as the £337 million funding for new trains on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

We are also investing in transformative projects to boost capacity – for instance, HS2 will provide fast, frequent and reliable connections between 8 out of 10 of Britain’s largest cities and their regions.

For further information, a regional breakdown of per-capita central government transport spend in England from 2017/18-2020/21 can be found on page 45 of the 2017 Analysis of the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/665332/Analysis_of_National_Infrastructure_and_Construction_Pipeline_2017.pdf. The North-West will receive the highest level of investment of any English ONS region.

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