High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill

Part of Speaker’s Statement – in the House of Commons at 4:38 pm on 28th April 2014.

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Photo of Rob Flello Rob Flello Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South 4:38 pm, 28th April 2014

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. May I just inform the House that Stoke-on-Trent is in the west midlands?

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Mike Johnson
Posted on 30 Apr 2014 3:03 pm (Report this annotation)

Read the instructions on the tin. High speed between a beginning and end point is not possible with stops every few miles, think on, who would want to stop at Stoke? A confused person getting off at Stoke would be even more confused at finding he/she would have to get a 'bus to a place called Hanley that purports to be the city senter, (not my spelling mistake) This , in their infinite wisdom is the spelling the local council came up with, after, no doubt,lengthy erudite discussions.