Tereena Sykes: Is it worth the £63 billion to build the HS2 and how long will it take to pay for itself?
Penny: Well, look, the infrastructure projects are going to be vital for the next ten, 20 years of development in Britain, we certainlyneed to be investing in big projects right now. I think what the concern has to be for people who live locally and correct me if I'm wrong because I don't live locally but it's people whose lives will be affected by this, they are going to get adequate compensation, have help to move, and I think that is what the business of Government has to be about.
Sykes: They are not getting then compensation and I don't think you can ever justify spending £63 billion on a transport system what's going to save an hour off a journey, if that.
The woman there: I just don't really understand what the benefit of shaving 20 minutes off the journey time to London is going to do for the north of England.
Dim: Is anybody in favour here in the audience?