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Railways: Scotland

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Scottish Executive on the development of high speed rail links between Scotland and London. (150492)

The Secretary of State has not met the Scottish Executive to discuss a high-speed rail link between Scotland and London.

Department for Transport Ministers and officials regularly consult the Scottish Executive on reserved railway matters which are of strategic importance to Scotland, including issues concerning cross-border capacity and franchising.

The Government will set out their position on high-speed rail links in the HLOS Rail White Paper later in the week.