MP Matthew Hanock gives his views on the A14 congestion scheme

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West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock has given his views on the A14 congestion scheme this afternoon.

The MP did not make any direct comment on whether he thought it was right to have a toll in place – but did call for The Highways Agency to carry out a consultation in Suffolk.

Businessese in the county fear the toll, on a stretch of road between Cambridge and Huntingdon, will have a devastating impact on trade and leave firm on an uneven footing when competing with companies in other parts of the country.

Mr Hancock this afternoon said: “In talking to my constituents, the most important thing when it comes to the A14 is to get the improvements.

“The views of Suffolk - including the Chamber of Commerce - need to be taken very seriously, and we Suffolk MPs are going to ensure those views are heard in Government.

“I have told the Highways Agency they need to listen to Suffolk, and hold a consultation in Suffolk, which so far they have conspicuously failed to do.”