9 September 2021
MP questions Minister on North Cotswold line redoubling

Harriett Baldwin seeks an update on conversations between the Department for Transport and the Treasury on the business case for redoubling a stretch of the North Cotswold line.

Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con)

Our very popular rail Minister is aware of the excellent work being done by the North Cotswold Line Task Force. Could he update colleagues and councils along the North Cotswold line on his conversations with the Treasury about doing more business casework on redoubling a stretch of the North Cotswold line?

Chris Heaton-Harris (The Minister of State, Department for Transport)

I had a recent meeting with the taskforce, and I am due to have meetings with Treasury colleagues at which I have said I will raise this issue. I believe I am waiting for a tiny piece of work from the taskforce, so I look forward to receiving that and trying to move the project forward with my hon. Friend.