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HS2 report can help project gain 'cross-party consensus'

17 March 2014 Last updated at 10:11 GMT

Recommendations from HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins can ensure that the rail project gains "cross-party consensus", it has been claimed.

Robbie Owen from Pinsent Masons described Sir Higgins' report, which calls for the project's timescale to be accelerated, as a "turning point".

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 17 March.