Coalition Government accused of putting high speed report into the sidings | Herald Scotland

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The SNP have accused the UK Government of burying a key Whitehall report about a potential extension of the new HS2 (high speed rail) scheme into Scotland.

Scottish ministers have written to the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin a number of times to press for the findings to be made public. It will not be published before the General Election.

The row comes amid suggestions the SNP would try to make the future of the £50 billion rail scheme a key battleground if there is a hung parliament after May.

Former First Minister Alex Salmond has said that HS could form part of the SNP’s demands as part of propping up a minority Labour government if there is a hung parliament in May.

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