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Volume 571: debated on Tuesday 26 November 2013


Tuesday 26 November 2013

Presented Petition

Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

A14 road improvement and financing

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.—[Presented by Dr Thérèse Coffey.]