Government releases new information film on HS2

Transport Secretary Patrick McGloughlin today said HS2 will "deliver growth and jobs across the country".

At a speech at the Institute of Civil Engineers he responded to backlash earlier this week that the train will take business away from the regions.

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McLoughlin defends HS2

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin argued today that HS2 will provide a £15 billion boost to the UK economy annually. His comments came after the plans for the rail link were heavily criticised by the Public Accounts Committee.