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MPs back Integrate Rail Plan cuts to HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

MPs on both sides of the bench clashed over the government’s Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) which included cuts to High Speed 2 (HS2) and Northern Powerhouse Rail, during a parliamentary debate last night.

Thursday, 09 December 2021

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