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Petition urges MPs to reject HS2 route

Madeleine Davies

by Madeleine Davies

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 @ 12:23

UNTIL a "decent and reverent" burial is guaranteed for the thousands of human remains currently resting in its path, the proposed High Speed Rail link (HS2) should not go ahead, the Archbishops' Council has told MPs.

A petition from the council to Parliament, published on Monday, urges MPs not to pass the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill in its current form. It calls for "ecclesiastical safeguards" to ensure that the human remains that will be exhumed in the construction ...

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