"The government has no convincing case for spending £50bn building the HS2 rail link between London and the North, a report by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee says.
There are less-expensive options than HS2, they said on Wednesday.
Lord Hollick called on the Department for Transport to provide detailed answers to the questions set out by the committee.
"Parliament should not approve the enabling legislation that will allow HS2 work to begin until we have satisfactory answers to these key questions," he said.
The peer sets out arguments against the investment in a YouTube video..."
Full report at the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32041167
Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3010489/No-convincing-case-HS2-scheme.html