Following the decision by the House of Commons Select Committee to conduct an inquiry into the economic arguments for and against HS2, Michael Fabricant has invited the Committee to visit Lichfield and Whittington.
In a letter written on the 9th March to the Chairman of the Committee and its Senior Clerk, Michael says:
"While I appreciate that the Transport Select Committee Inquiry into HS2 will investigate the economic arguments for and against the High Speed Train service and not the route, may I strongly suggest that the Committee visits Lichfield and nearby Whittington? It is there that the HS2 line terminates and joins the West Coast Main Line. It would be a very instructive visit and give you the opportunity to discuss some of the arguments both for and against HS2.
"May I also strongly suggest that in addition to receiving evidence from the Secretary of State for Transport and the HS2 company, you also take evidence from the Anti-HS2 Alliance, the Council for the Protection of Rural England, and other bodies. I know that they will be making contact with you directly.
"Do please let me know if I can facilitate the Lichfield visit."