Non-Disclosure Agreements

Part of High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:10 pm on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield 8:10 pm, 15th July 2019

I think that if my hon. Friend, and she is my friend, had been in the Chamber earlier, she would have heard a number of interventions. May I invite her to check Hansard? Perhaps she is forgetting that I was in the Chamber. Perhaps now I should ask my question. She will know that there is no direct benefit to Lichfield, because the train does not stop in the area. She will also know, because I gave her a copy of a motion that was passed by Lichfield District Council, that it asks that

“all enabling works for HS2 in Lichfield District should be paused until the notice to proceed to main works…has been approved.”

It has not been approved yet and will not be until December. May I ask her to comment on that and reassure my local council that no works will go on in the district?