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Policy must reflect State of Nation findings say MPs

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MORE THAN 100 Members of Parliament have called for the government to consult the ICE's State of the Nation report when forming policy on the sustainability of energy, transport, water and waste.

Since the report was published on 18 October (NCE 20 October) 127 MPs representing seven political parties have signed an Early Day Motion - a document proposing topics for debate in the House of Commons - calling for the ICE report to be consulted.

Only Labour Party back benchers and MPs from other parties are eligible to sign the document. Signatories have also pledged support for the 'vital role civil engineers play' in ensuring that the UK's infrastructure is capable of meeting current and future demands.

Signatories for the Motion include outgoing Tory party leader Michael Howard, shadow transport secretary Alan Duncan, shadow secretary of state for local and devolved government Caroline Spelman, Liberal Democrat president Simon Hughes, chairman of the commons science and technology select committee Phil Willis, former construction minister Nick Raynsford and former international development secretary Clare Short.

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