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High-speed Rail

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 22nd October 2009.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Minister of State (Department for Transport) 10:30 am, 22nd October 2009

May I, through you, Mr. Speaker, reassure my hon. Friend that HS2's outlook is national? It is important that we bear that in mind. Some people would draw on the back of an envelope a line from London to Birmingham to Manchester to Leeds, and that would be their high-speed link. We examine the benefits to all the corridors in our country to ensure that all parts of the country get the benefits of high-speed rail.

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