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Part of High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham 6:00 pm, 15th July 2019

Does my hon. Friend agree that there could be massive revenue losses once the railway is up and running, because if it turns out that the number of seats provided is greatly in excess of demand, which some people think will be the case, there will be heavy discounts and lots of empty seats, and therefore a very major demand for a taxpayer subsidy?