Miliband secures HS2 debate in Commons

By Antony Clay | 02/02/2017

Miliband secures HS2 debate in Commons

THE thorny issue of high speed rail in Rotherham will be shunted into the House of Commons on Monday.

Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband, a campaigner against HS2’s proposed line from Wales, Aston and Bramley up through the Dearne Valley, has secured a debate in the main chamber of the Commons.

It will take place after the conclusion of work on the Brexit bill at around 10pm or later.

Mr Miliband said: “It will be an important opportunity to set out the case we have all been working on together.

“The debate lasts half an hour and the minister will respond after my speech and interventions from other colleagues.

“While I do not expect the minister to offer a definitive response it will be a chance to hear where the government’s thinking has reached.

“I will circulate the parliament TV recording of the debate as soon as it is available.”

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