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The Prime Minister on... HS2 - 'It is about capacity'

The Prime Minister has discussed the support of HS2 while on the ITV News Central sofa, claiming that the project is about capacity, not just speed.

David Cameron was questioned following a number of Conservative MPs voting against the high speed rail project when it passed through the House of Commons on Monday.


PM to visit West Midlands to outline government's long-term economic plan

David Cameron was last in the West Midlands during the flooding Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/

The Prime Minister will be in the West Midlands today to outline the government's long-term economic plan. David Cameron will explain how he hopes to cut the deficit, taxes and improve the education system.

He is expected to say the government is on track to have created two million apprenticeships over the course of the Parliament, giving more young people the chance to develop new skills that will help them secure their futures.

PM wants communities protected from future flooding

David Cameron at the Upon-upon-Severn flood meeting Credit: ITN

Following the announcement of a scheme to help homeowners and businesses in flood affected areas, including those in the Midlands, Prime Minister David Cameron has said:

"This Government is continuing to take decisive action across the board to help hard-working people affected by the floods. We have led the immediate response through COBRA, and put in place a range of measures to help people in the longer-term...

... Today I am publishing details of how homeowners and businesses can access a range of new funding schemes which I announced over the last week. We are helping people who need help now and protecting communities who need protecting in the future"

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