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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 22nd January 2015.

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Photo of Patrick McLoughlin Patrick McLoughlin The Secretary of State for Transport 9:30 am, 22nd January 2015

Last week I introduced an extensive package of compensation and assistance for property owners along the London to Birmingham High Speed 2 route. That will look after the people who live along the HS2 route while balancing this with our responsibility to the taxpayer. People will also be helped by HS2’s new residents charter and the appointment of a residents commissioner.