HS2: House of Lords hold debate on the economic case for HS2

The House of Lords held a debate on the economic case for HS2 on Wednesday, 16 September 2015. Attracting almost 30 speakers from all political parties, the cross benches, and a Bishop, this debate heard forceful arguments against the Government’s case for HS2.

On grounds of capacity and connectivity, many peers, including Lord Hollick who led the debate, argued that the Government continues to fail to make the case for the £50bn scheme.

The debate, which was in response to the publication of a report by the influential Economic Affairs Select Committee. Along with debating the economic merits of the scheme, peers raised the blight and suffering the plans would cause residents in Camden and along the route.

The text of the debate can be read on Parliament’s website.

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Camden Council opposes plans for HS2 as currently proposed. If the government does go ahead with the scheme, Camden is committed to securing the best deal for our communities. Find out more here.