Debate on High Speed Rail

22 March 2011

The Backbench Business Committee is responsible for scheduling debates on 35 days during the current session, at least 27 of which will be debates in the main Chamber of the House of Commons, with the remainder to be taken in Westminster Hall.


The Committee has determined that the following business will take place in backbench time:


Thursday 31 March in Westminster Hall

Debate on high speed rail (Members in charge: Andrea Leadsom, Mr Geoffrey Robinson, Dan Byles and Mr Peter Bone).

The Committee was told that a debate on this issue would be timely as the consultation process for High Speed Two has just begun and there is wide interest from backbench Members with different views on the project.

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