Bishop of Durham asks Government about HS2 and if trains and carriages will be made in UK

On 11th February 202o the Bishop of Durham, Rt Revd Paul Butler, responded to a Government statement on transport infrastructure, including  the decision to give the go ahead to the High Speed Two rail link:

On the construction of the rolling stock, this does not need to be considered for some time yet. Of course it would be very good if the trains were built in Britain, but I happen to know that the HS1 trains were built in Japan and that they function very well. But, again, we cannot prejudge that and it will be some time before that contract is awarded

via Parliament.uk