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Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:46 pm on 19th June 2018.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Opposition Whip (Commons) 3:46 pm, 19th June 2018

The Western Mail has said that the Severn tunnel will now be shut for three weeks as the rail electrification kit rusts before it has even been used. Does my hon. Friend agree that if true, this is shocking, and that there need to be further checks to ensure that this important infrastructure project will be fit for purpose?