This paper has been prepared for the House of Commons Second Reading stage of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill, scheduled for 28 April.

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The Bill confers the powers required to construct Phase One of the proposed HS2 scheme from London Euston to Birmingham Curzon Street and Lichfield with intermediate stations in West London (Old Oak Common) and at Birmingham Airport.

For questions about procedure and petitioning please contact Neil Caulfield at the House of Commons Private Bill Office 020 7219 3250.

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