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Transport

Volume 704: debated on Tuesday 23 November 2021

Integrated Rail Plan: North and Midlands

The following is an extract from the statement on 18 November 2021 by the Secretary of State for Transport on Integrated Rail Plan: North and Midlands:

On the environmental advantages, it will interest the House to know that HS2 is being built in as an environmentally friendly a way as possible. Section 2B west is intended to be a net positive carbon contribution, not just in its running but in its entire life cycle, which will be very important.

[Official Report, 18 November 2021, Vol. 703, c. 742.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Transport, the right hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps):

Errors have been identified in the response I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough (Andrew Jones).

The correct response should have been:

On the environmental advantages, it will interest the House to know that HS2 is being built in as an environmentally friendly a way as possible. Section 2B west is intended to be a net gain for biodiversity, which will be very important.