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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

I welcome the hon. Lady's contribution to infrastructure investment. I wish she was as enthusiastic about Crossrail in London as she claims to be about high-speed rail. As for the timeline, we look forward to receiving the report from High Speed 2 later this year. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, who is a workaholic, will consider the report from HS2 and, I am sure, come back with proposals as soon as possible. Perhaps, if his infectious workaholism spreads, the construction work will begin as soon as the hon. Lady wants.

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