Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill - Commons Library Research Paper

Published 12 September 2012 | Research papers RP12/54

Authors: Lucinda Maer, Grahame Allen, Aliyah Dar, Dominic Webb, Richard Kelly

Topic: Construction industry, Economic policy, Economic situation, Housing supply, Industry, Public expenditure

The Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 6 September 2012. The legislation would allow the Government to provide financial assistance of up to £50 billion in support of infrastructure investment. The limit could be increased by order. The Government would have to report to Parliament on any commitments made under the Bill’s provisions at the end of each financial year.

This briefing has been prepared to inform the Second Reading debate on the Bill.

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