A major inquiry into controversial plans for a new high speed rail line between Birmingham and London is to hear from critics of the £17 billion scheme.
MPs will quiz opponents of the route today (Tuesday), less than three weeks before an official consultation into the plans ends.
Opponents to speak out against the scheme at the inquiry include a pressure group representing Lichfield District Council, Warwick District Council, North Warwickshire Borough Council, Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council, who have joined forces with authorities in the south of England to try to block the scheme.
The Commons Transport Committee is holding the evidence session as part of an inquiry which could effect whether the Government presses ahead with the proposal.
Meanwhile, supporters of the high speed line have set up their own campaigning group in the House of Commons.
Edgbaston MP Gisela Stuart (Lab) has been elected secretary of the new All Party Parliamentary Group for High Speed Rail, whose members also include John Hemming (Lib Dem Yardley).
The official consultation is due to end on July 29.