Rail debate just MP's ticket

A CITY MP is to lead a debate at Westminster on the future of high-speed rail.

Mark Lazarowicz, Labour MP for Edinburgh North & Leith, is a keen supporter of plans for a high-speed line between London and Scotland. He wants to ensure plans by the previous Labour government are not ditched by the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday's debate, he said: "The plans announced in March were great news for business and tourist passengers alike.

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"It's also vital to encourage people to use rail rather than taking domestic flights."