Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 24 March 2014 on High Speed Rail. Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Mary Creagh, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
High Speed Rail
HS2 is a project to build a high speed rail line from London to Manchester and Leeds, via Birmingham to begin operation in 2026 and be completed in 2032.
House of Commons Library analysis
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The Library has produced the following papers:
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Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.
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