Transport: Infrastructure

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what transport infrastructure the Government is supporting to help the manufacturing industry grow.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

As set out in the Industrial Strategy, transport infrastructure investment is vital to support businesses right across the country, including in manufacturing. We support businesses through our roads, rail and local transport investment, and delivery of major projects like HS2. For example, HS2 already supports 9,000 jobs, and its innovative approach to construction includes looking at opportunities for off-site manufacture, such as Temporary Modular Bridges.

DfT also supports manufacturing through its procurement, and has adopted the Procuring for Growth Balanced Scorecard to help ensure major government procurements have a positive impact on economic growth, as well as best value for the taxpayer.

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