The Government has robustly defended the case for a High Speed rail line despite the publication of a new report suggesting the estimated economic benefits had reduced.
The expected benefit-cost ratio of the HS2 was revised down in the report by the scheme's promoters.
However, the Transport Secretary said the controversial scheme would become the new "backbone of Britain".
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The operation to recover the unexploded bomb near the Houses of Parliament let to disruption in central London overnight.
Southern parts of England and Wales will see sunny skies after a frosty start.
A police spokesman said the incident in the Bourke Street Mall on Friday was not related to terrorism.