Scott highlights inefficiencies of EU spending in Cornwall and calls for new approach

Scott Mann has highlighted the inefficiencies of EU spending programmes in Cornwall after telling Ministers that only 1,300 were set to be created in the county from £350 million of investment.

As a result, Scott called on the Governmen to give Cornwall a tailored post-Brexit funding programme which creates more jobs in a faster time at lower cost to the taxpayer.

Figures from a Cornwall Council document predict that under EU investment programmes totalling £350 million between 2017 and 2020, only 1,300 jobs will be created. The breakdown of the spending includes £280 million from the EU plus match funding of £38 million and £32 million from Cornish authorities and the private sector respectively.

You can watch Scott in the House of Commons here.