Business leaders hold HS2 talks with transport secretary

COVENTRY and Warwickshire business leaders have sought assurances from the Government that the region will benefit economically from HS2.

A delegation organised by MP Bob Ainsworth and the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, including Coventry City Council and MP Jim Cunningham, met Patrick McLaughlin MP, secretary of state for transport, to discuss the high speed rail line which will link Birmingham and London.

Work is due to start on HS2 in 2016 and complete in 2026.

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