HS2: Electricity Supply - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Labour 2:52 pm, 26th February 2019

Does the Minister share my concern or perhaps she even recognises the inevitable: many sections of the House are following a long tradition of this House in opposing the building of railways anywhere and at any time. beginning with the London to Birmingham railway in 1830? Can she assure us that this investment, which is essential to the people of the Midlands, will go ahead, especially in view of the fact that there never seems to be anything like the same level of objection to hugely expensive schemes such as Crossrail in London—which I also support? They appear to go ahead much more easily than anything which might benefit the Midlands.