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Part of High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:24 pm on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 4:24 pm, 15th July 2019

Surely, the answer is that, right from the scheme’s inception, there have been serious concerns about the impact on the environment—I do not have time to go through all that—so it is perfectly logical for that to be included among any amendments. However, one of my difficulties with the scheme is that the costs are escalating. Some of my constituents are affected by it but do not get any compensation. From another angle, cities such as Coventry do not get anything out of it because it bypasses Coventry.