High Speed Rail

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:17 pm on 11th March 2010.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 12:17 pm, 11th March 2010

The Minister will appreciate that for many of my constituents, today's statement will come as a pretty devastating blow. What, therefore, in his view, are the environmental benefits of the scheme that will outweigh the environmental costs both of driving a new railway very close to the homes of many hundreds of my constituents-in Aylesbury and Stoke Mandeville-and of destroying countryside that successive Governments, Labour and Conservative, have designated as of outstanding national importance?

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Mark Winn
Posted on 15 Mar 2010 8:12 pm (Report this annotation)

Buckinghamshire loses out in everything, the lowest Local authority grant from the Government,having thousands of houses forced on us by this Government and now we are going to have what countryside is left ruined by having a high speed railway line forced through next to our houses and the little bit of countryside that is left. There will be no economic benefit for Buckinghamshire at all we won't even get a Station why can't it go to Milton Keynes? Are we being punished for refusing to vote Labour? one might think so.