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Birmingham template for 20bn project funding

Duration: 02:14

Government plans to attract billions of pounds from British pension funds to pay for infrastructure schemes have been based on the model in place at Birmingham airport.

Airport bosses will pay for a new runway extension with money from pension funds for Canadian teachers and Australian miners.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander says this will provide the blueprint for British pension funds.

Peter Plisner reports for the West Midlands Politics Show following Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement.

Available since: Thu 1 Dec 2011

Credits

Correspondent
Peter Plisner
Interviewed Guest
Danny Alexander MP
Interviewed Guest
Shabana Mahmood MP
Interviewed Guest
Robert Ferguson
Producer
James O'Hara

This clip is from

The Politics Show West Midlands 04/12/2011

Jon Sopel and Patrick Burns are here with the top political stories of the week.

First broadcast: 04 Dec 2011

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