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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:41 am on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Bridgen Andrew Bridgen Conservative, North West Leicestershire 10:41 am, 14th February 2019

Given the comments of Sir Terry Morgan, the former chairman of HS2, to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee last month—he said, “Nobody knows” the number, when asked what he thought the final cost of the HS2 project would be—and reports in the media that senior Government sources have said that the

“costs are spiralling so much that we’ve been actively considering other scenarios, including scrapping the entire project”,

may we please have a debate on the value for money of HS2 and on alternative proposals that would deliver more benefits to more people at less cost?