Karl McCartney – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Karl McCartney on 2016-09-12.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the role of transport infrastructure in delivering economic growth.

Mr John Hayes

As the CBI have said “world-class infrastructure provides a strong foundation for businesses to deliver jobs, growth and prosperity for all.”

An assessment of the impact on the economy is a routine part of transport investment decisions. The Department uses an internationally respected analytical framework for assessing schemes which includes the impact on jobs, growth and regeneration[1].

Good transport infrastructure will continue to be important after the UK leaves the EU.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/253484/transport-appraisal-in-investment-decisions.pdf