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HS2 Bill second reading next Monday: do you need to act?

As previously reported, the High Speed Two (London-West Midlands) Bill (HS2 Bill) received its first reading in the House of Commons late last year.

The bill will permit the construction and operation of the first phase of the new national high-speed rail network that will connect London Euston to Birmingham Curzon Street.

It is due to have its second reading on Monday 28 April 2014. At this second reading, MPs will debate the principles of the new rail network, which will in part be informed by the summary report prepared by the independent assessor on representations made on the environmental statement…

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