In the wake of the Queen’s Speech “HS2 remains on track”, says campaign
Over the weekend, the Sunday Telegraph claimed that the “omission” of HS2 from today’s Queen’s Speech is a sign that there is wavering support for the project due to backbench pressure inside Parliament.
In the wake of today’s Queen’s Speech and in response to these claims, Lucy James, Director of the Campaign for High Speed Rail, said:
“What a load of rubbish. It has always been the plan that the hybrid bill would not be introduced until the end of next year and so it is completely reasonable that it is omitted from this year’s Queen’s Speech. In fact, it would be particularly unusual for it to be included as it would be at odds with the legislative process.
“Despite troublemakers concocting stories to cast aspertions over the project, the Secretary of State for Transport continues to reaffirm her commitment to HS2. I am pleased that the progress of HS2 remains on track and look forward to announcements on the second phase of the route in the autumn.”
1. The Campaign for High Speed Rail is the national campaign supported by businesses, industury and trade unions across the UK. You can learn more about the campaign on our website: www.campaignforhsr.com
2. We have spokespeople available for interview upon request. For more information or to arrange an interview please call Lucy James on 07758 019 351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.