HS2 Proposals for High-Speed Rail
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire) (Lab): I
would like to present a very topical petition from the
Killamarsh and Renishaw HS2 ActionGroup, on behalf
of the residents of Killamarsh and Renishaw. It calls on
the House of Commons to reject the High Speed Rail
(London – West Midlands) Bill, and I agree.
The petition states:
The Petition of residents of the UK,
Declares that the Petitioners believe that the HS2 rail plan for
high speed rail will bring little benefit to the UK and will cost
upwards of £33 billion to begin with; further that the Petitioners
believe that the plans are badly thought through and will reap
permanent untold damage, have no environmental benefits, are
little use to this country and are an unaffordable luxury at this
time; and further that the Petitioners believe that there are many
more beneficial, viable, economically and environmentally sound
proposals which should be prioritised ahead of HS2.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons
reject the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.