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Transport

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:39 pm on 5th February 2020.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour, Nottingham South 4:39 pm, 5th February 2020

Does the Secretary of State agree that actually the best way to tackle congestion is to get people off the roads and on to bicycles, walking, and indeed using public transport? I want to come back to his point about electrification of the railways. It is good to hear that he is now committed to, and an advocate for, electrification. We are getting electrification of the midland main line to Kettering and Corby. The only way to decarbonise an intensively used railway like that is to electrify it. Is he willing to look at electrifying it all the way through to Sheffield and Nottingham?