In today's Autumn Statement the Chancellor set out the Government's spending plans. Amongst many welcome annoucements such as a freeze in fuel duty and rail fares, I asked the Chancellor about Deal's flood defences, in light of the forthcoming storm.
I welcome the investment in infrastructure, particularly flood defences.. In east Kent in the next 24 hours, we face a difficult time and the investment in the flood defences in the town of Deal, which I represent, will help to keep the town more secure than it otherwise would have been.
George Osborne (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)
I wish the people of Dover and Deal the best as they endure this difficult weather. I join him in praising the emergency services who will help people in that area through this difficult time. The flood defences in Deal will mean that such areas are better protected from adverse weather. The only way to afford such schemes is by controlling public spending and putting it into priority areas.
It has been an honour and privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Dover & Deal. I hope to be re-elected to serve our community for another term.
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