Wednesday 21 June 2017
London Chamber welcomes more engagement with business community in Queen's Speech
Commenting on the Queen's Speech, Chief Executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Colin Stanbridge said: "We welcome the Government's intension to intensify engagement with the business community, whose experience and insight will be vital.
"We look forward to details on the immigration, trade and customs bills - it is essential that we get these right as the future of so many businesses especially in London depend upon what these do or do not contain.
"On the domestic front, while HS2 rightly needs to be progressed, there is a clear and strong case for Crossrail Two being moved to the next stage - not least as it would underpin the effectiveness of HS2. We hope Ministers will Crossrail Two reference in the debate following the Queen's Speech".
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NOTES TO EDITOR:
1. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest and most representative business organisation, with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs and sole traders.
2. Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, is available for further comment and interview.