Transport: Social Mobility

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

What recent assessment he has made of the importance of transport connectivity to social mobility.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

Good transport connectivity is critical for social mobility and allows people to access a wider pool of economic opportunities, from high quality jobs to education and training opportunities.

That is why we have committed record capital investment in the transport systems and why we have put more spending power in the hands of local communities who best know the needs of their area.

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