To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the High Speed 2 Select Committee will have sight of the Major Project Authority's reports on High Speed 2 before it begins to hear petitions.
10 July 2014
The role of the Select Committee is to hear petitions from those directly and specially affected by HS2 Phase One and consider, in the light of this and the case put forward by the promoter, whether any changes are required to the scheme. MPA reports are confidential and are an assessment of the overall readiness of the project for delivery. The Government has no plans to provide the reports to the Select Committee as they are not related to its role in hearing petitions.