‘Why HS2 money can’t be diverted straight to NHS’

From: Rachel Taylor, Steep Lane, Sowerby.

Money won't go to the NHS if HS2 is scrapped, says a reader.

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IN reply to Linton Gaunt (The Yorkshire Post, April 11) regarding HS2, the money for it is being borrowed as per the Act Of Parliament. So it will not be available to the NHS.

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Linton also thinks that the houses on the extra land can be built by the HS2 workforce. Well, they would all have to be retrained as housebuilders from highly skilled engineers. What a waste that would be.

Should speed cameras remain in use during the lockdown?

I also see that a 14-mile motorway being built is losing 54 hectares of woodland, but people aren’t having a gripe about that. As for the 174 internal flights to Edinburgh and Glasgow...

From: Chris Giddings, Springwood Drive, Halifax.

THE necessity for speed cameras at this time (Janet Berry, The Yorkshire Post, April 14) is because there seem to be a number of people who think that quiet roads mean they can race around as fast as they like.

I have noted cars using excessive speed on roads in this area, roads which are usually so busy that they restrict movement of cars.

When signs are shown as 20 or 30mph, that’s hopefully understood what is required of the driver. They may be delivering food and other goods, but I am sure very little is so urgent as to endanger life.

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