28 NOV 2013

Suffolk MPs & Businesses Meet Transport Secretary Over A14 Toll

Therese today led a delegation including fellow Suffolk MPs, David Ruffley & Peter Aldous, representatives of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, businesses and County Councillor, Graham Newman to meet the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, to discuss the proposed A14 toll.

Therese said: "Following our meeting with the Prime Minister and Chancellor this was another opportunity to outline our strong case to cancel the tolling element of the A14 upgrade. It was important that businesses and the County Council were able to get across their views that the toll would have an economically detrimental effect on Suffolk which would be bad for jobs and investment."

Therese added: "We were also able to convey our frustration that the Highways Agency blankly refused to hold a consultation in Suffolk – which I am sure will be followed up on. It was a very useful meeting and the Secretary of State was in listening mode. I hope that by continuing to press the case we can get a change of mind"

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