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In full: Grant Shapps unveils long-awaited HS2 plans in Parliament

Telegraph, 18 Nov 2021
The Government’s HS2 plans are facing backlash from Red Wall Tory MPs as Boris Johnson has promised faster journeys.

In an announcement to the Commons at 10:30am, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will reveal the Government’s updated rail plans, expected to include the scrapping of HS2 between the East Midlands and Leeds.

Writing in the Yorkshire Post, the Prime Minister promised "faster journeys, to more places, more quickly" for Yorkshire.

However, the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP), which will be published while Mr Shapps is speaking to MPs, is expected to show major revisions to previously announced goals.

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