Sir Oliver Heald, MP for North-East Hertfordshire, was delighted that in response to his Adjournment Debate on Friday, the Minister present, Robert Goodwill, praised Oliver's commitment to improving roads in Hertfordshire and confirmed that his senior colleague, Rt Hon. John Hayes MP, will meet Sir Oliver and other Hertfordshire MPs soon to discuss what can be done to improve the notorious logjams on the A1(M).
An extract from the Minister’s remarks is below:
“I know that my hon. and learned Friend has been supporting his constituents, local businesses and the local economy by pursuing improvements to the A1(M) to unlock potential growth in Hertfordshire throughout the year. I applaud his engagement with the A1(M) consortium and would hold up this cross-organisational body as a good example of a constructive approach to stimulating debate and developing consensus on the way forward for Hertfordshire.
I also know that my hon. and learned Friend expects to bring a number of MPs from across Hertfordshire to a meeting with my right hon. Friend the Minister of State who is responsible for strategic roads in order to set out the case for widening the A1(M) from the M25 to Letchworth before the autumn statement.”