MP defends Treasury stance over A1 upgrade

The Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith has given a cautious welcome to the statement by Danny Alexander, despite the bitter disappointment for campaigners who had hoped for the dualling of the A1 in Northumberland.

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury gave details of government spending on road and rail projects, but has ordered only a feasibility study for the A1 north of Newcastle.

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Infrastructure investment

The Government has announced plans to invest £100bn into transport and energy to help boost the economy