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Transport: Employment

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the up to 100,000 jobs the Government expects to be created he expects will result from transport capital projects; and if he will make a statement. (251841)

Preliminary estimates suggest that approximately 37,500 jobs will be created over the next two years as a result of expenditure of £15 billion on transport capital projects. The figures are based on the Department’s evidence base of analyses of previous capital projects.