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HS2 'could be delivered under budget,' says Patrick McLoughlin

29 October 2013 Last updated at 09:18 GMT

HS2 could be delivered under its £42bn budget, says Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

The government is publishing a report justifying the cost of the project.

Mr McLoughlin told BBC Breakfast: "I hope very much it comes below that budget, not above it."

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