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CECA: HS2 Phase One Bill a “milestone” for UK’s transport future   23rd February 2017

Civils contractors today said that news that the HS2 Phase One Bill is ready for Royal Assent is a “milestone” for the future of the UK economy.

Members of Parliament have debated amendments made to the Bill by the House of Lords during its Third Reading of the Bill. It is today due to receive Royal Assent, and be passed into law.

Commenting, head of external affairs for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Marie-Claude Hemming said: “CECA has long championed HS2 as being central to the diverse portfolio of transport projects the UK will rely upon in the coming years.

“HS2 will not only deliver jobs and growth across the country, but will be a major step in tackling the capacity crisis on the UK’s rail network.

“We are delighted that now that the HS2 Phase One Bill has passed through both Houses of Parliament, the project continues to draw cross-party support.

“We look forward to working with HS2 Ltd and other stakeholders to ensure that local economies and communities draw the greatest benefits from this once-in-a-generation project.”
  

 

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