Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 3:50 pm ar 17 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Llafur 3:50, 17 Ebrill 2024

My Lords, I think it was significant that there was no reference at all in the Minister’s Statement in the Commons to what I consider to be the inevitable consequences of the cancellation of the Crewe and Manchester sections of HS2: it is obvious that that was significant in terms of job losses. We already know about the losses that have occurred from money spent on both those projects that is now wasted because the line is not being built. What is the Government’s estimate of the loss of jobs in construction and manufacturing—which the Minister has focused on so far—as a direct result of the cancellation of those legs of HS2?