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High-speed Rail (Kent)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 10th July 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport 9:30 am, 10th July 2014

It is only fair for me to recognise the extraordinary efforts of my hon. Friend in ensuring that high-speed rail comes to Deal. I also recognise the extraordinary efforts of my hon. Friend Amber Rudd, who is making the same case. HS2 will make an important contribution to securing prosperity across the country. It will generate jobs and rebalance the economy, and our estimates suggest that there will be more than £70 billion of benefits, including £53 billion of benefits to business.