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A14 Road Improvement and Financing

Volume 570: debated on Friday 8 November 2013

It is my great privilege to present a petition on behalf of the people of Suffolk Coastal and the wider Suffolk area. It has been signed by 2,292 people.

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Suffolk Coastal and the wider Suffolk area,

Declares that the planned road improvements on the A14, a key route connecting the Midlands with the UK’s leading container port of Felixstowe and designated as a Trans-European Transport Network, will be welcomed by most users of the A14, particularly by residents in Cambridgeshire, and is expected to reduce congestion on this key route for commuters and businesses alike; further declares that this is one of several major road improvements proposed by Her Majesty’s Government though notes that this is the only road improvement scheme proposed to be partially financed by a toll; further declares the concerns of the petitioners that this will have a detrimental effect on the economy of Suffolk.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to remove the planned requirement to toll vehicles on the A14.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.