From Hansard for yesterday, 22nd June:
Q11.  Stuart Andrew (Pudsey) (Con): Will my right hon. Friend welcome those campaigning outside Parliament today for high-speed rail in order to bring thousands of much-needed jobs to the midlands and help to address the north-south divide, and will he confirm that it will come to Yorkshire?
The Prime Minister: I happily confirm all those things. I believe that if we are really serious about rebalancing our economy and ensuring that we get growth across the country, and not just in the south-east, the time for high-speed rail has come. That is why it has my strong support.
Much as the Prime Minister wants to address the north-south divide, HS2 is not the way to do it. As we pointed out on Tuesday, HS2’s own predictions show that HS2 will result in fewer jobs for the Midlands than for Londoners.
However, if the Prime Minister is at all aware of the situation with High Speed Rail, he should know that the public consultation on HS2 is still open: or has David Cameron already decided the outcome?
If the Prime Minister is at all aware of the situation with High Speed Rail, he should also know that the Transport Select Committee has only just started hearing evidence in their inquiry on high speed rail: or will David Cameron ignore their report when it comes out?
It is comments like this from the Prime Minister which show just how important it is to have an impartial public inquiry into HS2: one where a judge looks at the facts, weighs up the issues, and comes to a balanced conclusion.
PS A number of Stop HS2 supporters were also outside Parliament as well. It was a great chance for us to talk to the media, and explain some of the many problems with HS2 to the public.