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FTA’s response to Gordon Brown’s speech at today’s Labour Party conference

Speaking after Gordon Brown's speech to the Labour Party conference today, the Freight Transport Association’s James Hookham said:

"A new national investment programme for businesses could provide a much needed boost for companies looking to expand and invest. Needless to say, the devil will be in the detail, but this, plus the increase in training opportunities, could help those areas reliant on logistics to turn the corner in these tough times.

"Of course, without continued investment in infrastructure, joining up the road and rail networks and making it easier to move goods from coast to coast, these efforts will be for nought. That's why FTA will continue to press the Government not to scrap these programmes and to recognise the value of the logistics sector to UK plc and to give it the support it needs."

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