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21 Aug 2019

MPA says HS2 uncertainty "beggars belief"

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has expressed consternation at the review of HS2 announced today. MPA CEO Nigel Jackson said:

"Our members have invested in detailed planning and improved capacity to supply the tens of millions of tonnes of materials required for this major public infrastructure project. We are most concerned to see yet more delay and uncertainty over HS2. The Government should decide promptly, commit firmly and deliver the project on time.

"From a Government ostensibly committed to being more 'can do' and keen to invest in improving Britain's infrastructure this further delay beggars belief. Now is the time to accelerate investment in infrastructure, not to add to uncertainty."


For further information, please contact Robert McIlveen, Head of Public Affairs at MPA.