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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:13 pm on 20th June 2022.

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Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton 10:13 pm, 20th June 2022

I am grateful for your advice, Madam Deputy Speaker. I will now finish in two or three sentences. I was trying to make the point, while not extending the debate too widely, that over a long period there have been cuts to the original high-speed link and to this high-speed proposal that a Labour Government originally decided to take forward in 2010. We have had a long history of cuts. I think the most objective view of what is before us is that it is not a chance to look at an alternative, because there is no such chance within the hybrid Bill; it is another cut in a series that has gone on for a long time.