In Treasury Questions this week (Tuesday 7th September) Chancellor Rishi Sunak agreed to meet again with David Morris MP to progress the funding ask for the Eden Project in Morecambe.
Speaking during questions David Morris MP asked:
I know that this Government are listening to the levelling-up agenda, especially in the north of England, and on that note I should like to suggest that the best way of getting people back into work is putting forward new initiatives. Will the Chancellor meet me shortly to talk about Eden Project North?
In response Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP said:
I should be very happy to.
Speaking following questions in the chamber David Morris MP said:
‘On a big week for the Eden Project in Morecambe as the team have submitted their planning application I am pleased to have the opportunity to keep the funding for this project on the Chancellors radar and to meet with him again to work on securing the funding.
I think the intent of a planning application being submitted and all the work that goes with that will be a positive tale to tell the Chancellor and will be another positive factor in the case we are making for the Government investment needed to give this project the go ahead.’