I believe that the case for HS2 is so overwhelming that it is not a question of why we are doing it, but why we are not doing it quicker, although I realise that people would not get that impression from the debate. I congratulate the right hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham (Mrs Gillan) on obtaining the debate. She is a doughty fighter for her constituents, and no doubt had she achieved...
The Transport Committee is in favour of HS2 and has not been quoted. The experience from French cities is that it depends on how much effort a city makes. I expect that the creativity of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield will produce an experience much like that of Lille, where there has been real economic benefit.
I agree with the hon. Gentleman. I will finish with two quick points. Hon. Members have said that we should focus on east-west links in the north of the country, but actually it is much more likely—this is already happening—that we will get those links if we have a strong north-south link happening. Finally, people have quoted the cost-benefit analysis, but the House of Lords...
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Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Manchester, Blackley
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Topics of interest
- Energy and Climate Change
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Renewable Energy: Heating
- Renewable Energy
- Bus Services
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Justice Committee (21 Jan 2013 to 24 Feb 2014)
- Member, Transport Committee (18 Jul 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Sep 2009)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (16 Jan 2006 to 7 Dec 2006)
- Member, Transport Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 6 May 2010)
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (12 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (9 Nov 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
- Member, Transport Sub-committee (15 Jul 1997 to 13 Dec 1999)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 13 Dec 1999)
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- Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 31 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 330 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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