Rail link documents may not be published

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Campaigners against the controversial HS2 plan say documents about the rail link may not be published.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin along with Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude have written to David Cameron to demand a veto on Freedom of Information rulings should be used to prevent the publication of documents relating to HS2. It has been previously used in connection with documents about the Iraq war.

The link connects Birmingham to London and cuts through the villages of Boddington, Aston le Walls and Chipping Warden.

Stop HS2 Campaign Manager Joe Rukin said: “It is absolutely disgraceful that the Government doesn’t want MPs, who should be fully informed before voting on the colossal expenditure HS2 entails, to actually have all the information about the project. This just proves that there has been, and continues to be, an agenda from Government to deceive MPs and the public with spin and dismiss any independent information. showing just how bad the HS2 project is.