Nicholas Soames’s Question to the Secretary of State for Transport following his Statement on ‘Road Investment Strategy’.
Sir Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex) (Con): May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on the already excellent work done recently on the A23, but ask him to have regard in his future announcements to those of us in constituencies where there is very high demand for new housing and where the infrastructure simply cannot cope with existing requirements?
The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Patrick McLoughlin): My right hon. Friend is absolutely correct on this, which is why when addressing transport in the whole one cannot just rely on the roads and instead one also looks at the railways. That is why I am particularly pleased that we have managed to find so much money, given the economic problems we face at this time, for enhancements on our rail structures as well.
Monday 1 December, 2014   
Volume 589 
No 71. Col 32
The Secretary of State’s full statement included an announcement on the A27
“As a result of a further feasibility study on the A27, improvements will include a new dual carriageway bypass around Arundel, and improvements to the road junctions in Worthing and Lancing. Furthermore, £75 million has been ring-fenced for the A27 east of Lewes.”