New Forest East

TRANSPORT – HIGH SPEED 2 – 13 October 2011

Dr Julian Lewis: Surely it is a zero-sum game, as the hon. Gentleman said earlier, because, at a time when we in constituencies that are not directly affected by this railway project are nevertheless having to fight, for example, to save hospitals from closure due to cuts, it seems sheer madness to look at this level of investment instead of at saving our services.

[Mr Roger Godsiff: I am delighted that I gave way to the hon. Gentleman, because I agree.]