Rail Services

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons at on 21 March 2024.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

I certainly look forward to the day when my hon. Friend Ben Bradley is also an excellent East Midlands Mayor, and we are devolving more powers to the east midlands to help him with that task. Lilian Greenwood references HS2 moneys, from which more than a £1 billion will be allocated to the Mayor of the East Midlands to spend on the transport projects that he and, indeed, the hon. Lady may want. That allows us to devolve more projects to the local area, and we have been absolutely clear that all the moneys that have been saved as a result of the HS2 cancellation will be reinvested primarily in the north and the midlands.