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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 am sorry that the hon. Lady has spent so much time arguing with the Mayor of London that she has not read, for example, the evidence given by David Rowlands to the Transport Committee in June, or the copies in the Library of letters sent by Lord Adonis to David Rowlands, and his responses, which make the matter quite clear. My noble Friend writes in particular about

"the potential for HS2 to extend to the conurbations of Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland."

I undertake to send the hon. Lady copies of Hansard, the minutes of the Select Committee and letters confirming our commitment. I wish that she would make the same commitment.

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