Interesting question by Green MP Gareth Hughes to Steven Joyce in parliament today about the economic justifications of the Roads of National Significance (RoNS):
Good to see this kind of debate happening in parliament. I’m quite impressed by Mr Hughes.
The OECD report being referred to in the questions and answers is here, and I have previously blogged about it here. Overall, I must say I’m not quite sure how Mr Joyce says that the study supports the notion that building motorways generates economic growth. My (somewhat untrained admittedly) reading of the tables which support the report says quite the opposite.