MP visits Lockington Quarry
Local MP Andrew Bridgen has visited the Lafarge extraction site at Lockington in the very north the constituency. The site, which employs 25 workers, extracts sand and gravel to be used on construction sites across the country and is spread over 1000 acres next to the A50.
The MP for North West Leicestershire used the opportunity to highlight the fact that quarrying companies across the district are paying tens of millions of pounds in aggregate levy to central Government without the constituency receiving any benefit.
Andrew said: “Having visited several quarrying sites in the area, it is clear that there is a huge amount of tax being paid to central Government for which the constituency is seeing no benefit in return.
“I will be asking a written question of the Treasury of how much money is being paid be firms in the constituency in the levy, and I intend to press the Government to see that North West Leicestershire sees benefit in return for the interruption caused by mineral extraction.”