one for London and the south east and one for the rest of the country,
Labour MP Andrew Bennett told BBC Radio Four's Today programme this morning.
regions, said new mechanisms need to be found for reducing the north-south
'We've got to find ways of bringing those regional economies up to the same
level as London', he said.
'We've got to look at all the government's programmes and look at the
regional dimension in them. So in terms of transport, yes there are
congestion problems around London, but more important is getting basic, good
transport into the English regions'.
Decisions on interest rates, he said, benefit London but not the rest of the
'You've got to make sure that those people who lose out as a result of that
get some compensation... and that's not what we're getting at the moment'.
* The report is available here.