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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 David Clelland David Clelland Labour, Tyne Bridge 10:30 am, 22nd October 2009

Successive Governments have spectacularly failed to tackle the north-south economic divide in any meaningful way. Businesses and politicians in the north-east now believe that one way to tackle the north-south divide is to make the travelling times between the two shorter and bring the two closer together. Those are the priorities for the north-east in terms of high-speed rail. Does the Minister share them?

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