UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Norman Baker: This is a good settlement for the Department for Transport

Press Release   •   Oct 21, 2010 12:41 BST

"We will be spending more on capital projects in the next four years than was spent in the last four."

Commenting on the Comprehensive Spending Review, Liberal Democrat Transport Minister, Norman Baker said:

“This is a good settlement for the Department for Transport, in recognition of the crucial role that transport can play both in cutting carbon emissions and helping rebuild the economy. We will be spending more on capital projects in the next four years than was spent in the last four.

“Lib Dems can be particularly pleased that key major rail projects are going ahead. The confirmation that tram extensions have been agreed for Midland Metro and the Nottingham tram system is very welcome, and reflects strong and effective lobbying.

“Also welcome is the Local Sustainable Transport Fund which I was able to announce at the Lib Dem conference.”