Government spending review hailed by Swindon MPs

By Barrie Hudson - 26 November 2020

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Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and JustinTomlinson have welcomed the Government's Spending Review.

  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the review delivers the priorities of the British people

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the review delivers the priorities of the British people

North Swindon MP Mr Tomlinson and his South Swindon counterpart have praised the review for its commitment to tackle covid next year, together with funding for public services and economic recovery.

Pledges include £18 billion for mass testing, Test and Trace, PPE and vaccines, and £3 billion to support NHS recovery, more money for schools and the recruitment of 6,000 new police officers.

The Swindon MPs said in a joint statement: “While the health emergency facing our country is not yet over, the economic emergency has only just begun.

“The Chancellor’s Spending Review tackles this unprecedented situation head on – ensuring lives and livelihoods in Swindon are protected and supported in the weeks and months ahead.

“At the same time, we were elected at last year’s General Election on a commitment to level up communities like ours, and we are pleased that this Conservative Government is now making good on that promise – by delivering a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure that will create jobs, grow the economy and increase pride in the place we call home.”

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said: “Today’s Spending Review delivers the priorities of the British people. 

"Our health emergency is not yet over, and the economic emergency has only just begun; so our immediate priority is to protect people’s lives and livelihoods.

“But today’s Spending Review also delivers stronger public services - paying for new hospitals, better schools and safer streets. And it delivers a once-in-a-generation transformation in our approach to infrastructure. 

"Creating jobs, growing the economy, and increasing pride in the places people call home."

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