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Matthew Hancock MP welcomes the Chancellor’s commitment to deliver economic and national security for people in West Suffolk

Friday, 27th November 2015.

Matthew Hancock MP welcomes the Spending Review and Autumn Statement which includes a number of positive measures to benefit residents in West Suffolk and the United Kingdom.

Measures announced by the Chancellor today include, policing, health, education, international aid and defence budgets protected as well as an increase in the NHS budget.

The economy in the United Kingdom is now the fastest developing in the G7, growing almost three times faster than Japan and at the same rate as the United States.

Matthew was particularly pleased at The Chancellor’s commitment to positive measures that affect West Suffolk such as transport, education, and protection of the police budget.

Commenting, Matthew said:
“It is great that many of us in West Suffolk will reap the benefits of the positive commitments announced in the Autumn Statement and I strongly welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to deliver further economic and national security.

“Measures such as £250 million that has been allocated nationwide to fix potholes is also very good news. More than 11,000 potholes have been fixed in West Suffolk over the past two years, and I know that this newly allocated sum of money will play a part in maintaining our roads. It is also very encouraging that the police budget is to be protected and spending set to rise. The police in Suffolk and across the country protect us and it is right that we are going to continue protecting the police.

“A personal highlight of the statement for me, however, is that fairer school funding has been officially confirmed today by the Chancellor and is to be in place by 2017. It is such good news for Suffolk which, in the past, have often received less than those in other parts of the country. I am personally delighted that these new plans will redress the differences and rebalance educational funding”.

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