A Labour government would set up an independent infrastructure commission to end delays in major infrastructure projects such as HS2, according to Ed Balls.
The shadow chancellor is expected to tell today's Confederation of British Industry conference that an infrastructure commission would "end dither and delay in infrastructure planning and build the consensus on infrastructure that we need to invest for the long-term".
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