Last month, Stop HS2 posted “What’s wrong for Wales with HS2”. Yesterday Welsh electrification and HS2 was discussed during Welsh questions in Parliament yesterday:
….Owen Smith: Will the Minister ask the Secretary of State whether she would be happy to resign over the failure to deliver the electrification of the railway to Swansea and the valleys, as she is happy to resign over matters in her constituency?
Mr Jones: Given that the hon. Gentleman is so geographically challenged, it is perhaps no surprise that, during the 13 years of the last Labour Government, not one centimetre of electrified line was created in Wales.
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East) (Lab): Unlike my colleagues from Wales, my constituents in Bristol will benefit from the electrification of the Great Western main line. However, there will still be real problems of undercapacity on the line. May I urge the Minister when he talks to the Department for Transport and when they negotiate the new franchise to consider those issues, too?
Mr Jones: Yes, but I would mention to the hon. Lady that, in fact, as a consequence of electrification, the journey times from London to her constituency will be reduced by 22 minutes. I hope that she welcomes that.
12. Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South) (Lab): What assessment she has made of the potential effects of High Speed 2 on the economy of Wales. 
The Secretary of State for Wales (Mrs Cheryl Gillan): The Government are currently consulting on a new national high-speed rail network. That is part of a wider programme of modernisation of the rail network, including electrification of the Great Western main line to Cardiff.
Susan Elan Jones: I have heard of trains cancelled because of snow on the line and leaves on the line, but never before because of the Secretary of State on the line. The high-speed rail link, HS2, would bring great benefits to Wales, but our Buckinghamshire-based Secretary of State opposes it. If our Secretary of State will not stand up for Wales, why does she not resign?
Mrs Gillan: I thank the hon. Lady for her close interest in my career. The Government are having an open consultation on HS2, and now that she has expressed such a great interest in the subject, we will expect her representations.
Unfortunately, the Prime Minister seems to have made up his mind about HS2, before the consultation closes: Afternoon press briefing for 28 June 2011
“Asked if the PM thought that people living along the HS2 route were all ‘well off nimbys’, the PMS (the Prime Minister’s Spokesman) said that the Government policy was to press ahead with HS2.”