Clause 51 - Works in Scotland for Phase One purposes

Part of High Speed Rail(London - West Midlands) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 3 March 2016.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Minister (Transport) 2:15, 3 March 2016

I rise to take the opportunity to highlight the fact that phase 1 will ultimately be running further north into Scotland on conventional lines once HS2 is completed through to Manchester and Crewe. Scotland will directly benefit from this investment, which will considerably reduce times back on to the conventional lines from HS2 when it is completed .