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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

I have today contacted local business the Shepherd Group, Portastor’s parent company, to request a meeting on the planned closure of this firm, so I can receive a detailed update on what this means for Portastor employees, and see if there is anything I can do to assist them at this difficult time. Portastor currently

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Julian meets Minister for Children and Families to highlight Special Educational Needs pressures in York

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Julian presses Treasury Minister on funding for the dualling of the York outer ring road

March 6, 2019

This afternoon Julian pressed the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick on the progress of funding for the dualling of the A1237 York northern ring road. Speaking during Treasury Questions in the Commons chamber Julian expressed his concern that traffic congestion on the A1237 was holding back the productivity of local businesses and argued that dualling the road would provide a major boost to economic growth in the city and the surrounding area.

Responding to Julian, the Minister reported how much his Treasury colleague, Liz Truss had enjoyed visiting the York Outer constituency, to see for herself the £10 million investment that Poppleton firm Pavers Shoes are making in enhancing the productivity of their business.

The Minister assured Julian that the Government is committed to supporting expanding local businesses such as Pavers by increasing transport investment in the North of England. He reiterated last autumn’s announcement from the Department for Transport that the scheme for the dualling of the York northern ring road is in development through the Government’s Major Road Network fund.

After leaving the chamber Julian said:

“The Minister’s comments in response to my question today reinforce the encouraging messages that we have received from the Department for Transport that the York northern ring road will be one of the first transport routes to benefit from Government investment through the Major Road Network fund.

This is a positive development for businesses and residents in York who are keen to ensure that transport networks are improved to reflect the city’s growing population. I will continue to lobby the Government in support of the city council’s funding bid and impress upon them the importance of dualling the A1237 to reducing congestion and unlocking economic growth in York.”