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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:11 am on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Labour, Gedling 11:11 am, 29th March 2018

May we have a debate on today’s National Audit Office report on the cancellation of three rail electrification projects? The electrification of the midland main line was one of the projects that were cancelled but, astonishingly, the report says that the bimodal trains that were supposed to take the place of electrification do not exist. That is outrageous. People in Nottingham and throughout the east midlands are furious about this decision, and we need some explanation from the Secretary of State for Transport.