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

Perhaps I could ask for a specific answer on this. The Minister referred to the rolling stock that has already been ordered in respect of London to Birmingham, but he cannot give an estimate of job losses following the cancellation. There clearly must be consequences for rolling stock when you do not build a railway to Crewe and Manchester that you planned to build. So can the Minister at least tell us how much rolling stock in total is not now going to be required and constructed as a result of the closure of the new railway?