Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes has highlighted in Parliament the potential benefits of the levelling-up fund for projects in North Wales, and in particular his constituency.
Mr Baynes asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Wales, David TC Davies MP, whether he would meet with him and visit projects in Clwyd South that fulfil the requirements of the fund, such as the reopening of Corwen station on the Llangollen steam railway and Wrexham's regeneration plans.
In response, the Minister said: “I assure my Hon. Friend that it is always a pleasure to meet him and hear about the enormous amount of hard work he is undertaking in his constituency.
"Unfortunately, I have been advised that it would not be appropriate for me to visit any specific project site, but I of course look forward to supporting him and other Members of Parliament who continue the work of using the funds being made available by the UK Government to drive forward regeneration in their constituencies.”
Speaking later, Mr Baynes said: “These projects have real potential to bring funding and investment to Clwyd South which our communities vitally need following the Covid-19 pandemic.
"So I’m keen, whenever possible, to bang the drum and support these projects and am eager to work with the UK Government to boost our North Wales economy and encourage growth and the creation of new, well-paying jobs locally.”