Labour will today use an Opposition Day Debate to call on the Government to bring forward infrastructure investment and build thousands more affordable homes as new figures show the failure of the Government's National Infrastructure Plan. Analysis of figures published by the Government of its 'infrastructure pipeline' shows: * Only seven of the 576 projects (1.2 per cent) are 'completed' or 'operational'. Most of these are road schemes which began under the Labour government, including one which started construction in 2007. * Just 18.2 per cent of the projects listed are said to have 'started' or to be 'in construction' or 'under construction'. In addition, Labour will highlight figures showing that in the first three years of this Government capital investment is £12.8 billion lower than the plans George Osborne inherited from Labour. This follows Nick Clegg's admission that the Government had cut capital investment too far.
Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the vote on the Equal Marriage Bill in the House of Commons, said: "This is a proud day and an important step forward in the fight for equality in Britain. "The overwhelming majority of Labour MPs supported this change to make sure marriage reflects the value we place on long-term, loving relationships whoever you love. "Equal marriage builds on Labour's successes in Government which include the repeal of Section 28, equalising the age of consent, the introduction of civil partnerships and changes to the rules governing adoption."