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Part of High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Antoinette Sandbach Antoinette Sandbach Conservative, Eddisbury 7:30 pm, 15th July 2019

The Minister has explained why it is important for the efficiency of HS2 that it should have NDAs, but does she think that is right if it comes at the cost of constituents being able to respond to consultations? What if, for example, a council is withholding information under an NDA, or if employees who are at risk of losing their jobs at an affected site find that their company is covered by an NDA, and information cannot be disclosed to them? The NDA must surely be subject to a public interest test.