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Railways: Planning

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she has taken to identify and protect routes for a high speed line from London to Scotland. (188486)

There is no existing or disused alignment for a route from London to Scotland. The July 2007 White Paper made clear there was no case for new lines in the immediate future but did not rule them out in the longer term. It would be premature to embark on any formal protection at this stage.