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Major projects with National Infrastructure Commission examined

4 June 2020

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee hears from the National Infrastructure Commission and Confederation of British Industry.


Tuesday 9 June - virtual session

At 9.30am

Panel 1

  • Professor Henry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics (LSE)
  • Tom Thackray, Director of Infrastructure, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Panel 2

  • Sir John Armitt CBE, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)
  • James Heath, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)

Purpose of the session

The session will examine how and where the Government decides to invest money through major projects. The Committee will investigate the key criteria, such as economic development and social prosperity, that major projects are intended to achieve and how these are factored in to the design and decision making process.

The Committee will also examine the role that major projects can play in "levelling up" the national economy and the role that local decision making and public engagement can have in driving development.

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