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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 Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield 4:24 pm, 15th July 2019

I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her generosity in giving way. She quite rightly points out that this was a Labour initiative. Given the point she just made about trying to move people away from the skies and on to rail, does she recall that the original Arup proposal would have linked HS2 with HS1, so someone could have got on a train in Manchester and got off that same train in Paris? It was Lord Adonis who actually made changes to prevent that from happening and created an environmental catastrophe in counties such as Staffordshire.