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Transport Infrastructure

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:45 pm on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour, Nottingham South 12:45 pm, 11th February 2020

The confirmation that the full HS2 route has been given the go-ahead is welcome news, and there is a strong case for building the Birmingham to east midlands part early, but if the project is to deliver on its potential for our region, we need assurances that the phase 2b Bill will receive Royal Assent in this Parliament, and that it will not be delayed further or downgraded to cut costs. Will the Prime Minister give us those assurances today?