Havant MP questions chancellor over A27 improvements in Prime Minister’s Questions

Havant MP Alan Mak speaking during Prime Minister's Questions. Picture: Parliament TV
Havant MP Alan Mak speaking during Prime Minister's Questions. Picture: Parliament TV

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ALAN Mak, the new MP for Havant, has asked his first question in the House of Commons.

Mr Mak questioned Chancellor George Osborne - who was standing in for Prime Minister David Cameron - over his promises to Havant in the General Election.

To watch Mr Mak’s question, skip to 31.15 of the video

He said: ‘Today’s employment figures are good news for my constituency, Havant, where the number of people out of work is down by 895.

‘During the election he outlined his plans for the south coast. Can my right honourable friend update the house on what steps he is taking to deliver aspiration and growth for my region?’

In response to jeers from the Labour Party, the chancellor welcomed Mr Mak and added: ‘The truth is the longer term youth unemployment is down in his constituency by 50 per cent.

‘We are going to go on investing in the south coast.

‘At the general election Labour wanted to cancel the improvements to the A27, that vital road on the south coast.

‘And we’re going to continue to invest in road, rail and broadband across the south of England.’