HS2: Buckinghamshire

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:12 pm on 29th April 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 5:12 pm, 29th April 2019

Like Dame Cheryl Gillan, I have opposed HS2 from its inception; I recognise that she has been a sturdy fighter against it. I notice that the Minister has not answered questions on the total cost. She talks about the midlands benefiting from HS2, but Coventry will certainly not, because it will bypass Coventry. She says it will be a vehicle for ordinary people, but we do not actually know the train fares yet. Train fares on the west coast main line are very expensive to ordinary members of the public.