30 OCT 2013

Suffolk MPs meet PM over A14 Tolling Plans

Suffolk MPs today met the Prime Minister to discuss the A14 improvement scheme.

Six of the seven County MPs attended including Therese, Ben Gummer, Peter Aldous, David Ruffley, Tim Yeo and Matt Hancock (Dan Poulter had Ministerial duties in the Chamber).

Whilst pressing the need for the essential improvements, MPs outlined wide concerns from businesses and residents that the A14 should be improved but should not be the only scheme to be singled out for a toll, while the existing A14 road is effectively removed.

Therese said: "It was a very constructive meeting with all MPs contributing. The Prime Minister listened intently to our concerns and said he would discuss the matter further with the Chancellor. He did not make any promises but we would not expect that at this time."

She added: "We put across a strong case on behalf of Suffolk residents and businesses. We will continue to do so with the Secretary of State for Transport, the Treasury and the Highways Agency."

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