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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 203657, tabled on 2 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to respond further to the recommendations of the 138th Report of the Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2012-13, HC 1076, on HS2 and the Environment, so as to ensure that the Hybrid Bill process delivers the requirements of the Environment Impact Assessment Directive.

Answered on

10 July 2014

As was made clear in the recent Supreme Court judgment, the hybrid Bill process is compliant with the EIA Directive and meets its requirements. The Government has published its response to the Environmental Audit Committee report on HS2 and the Environment and has no plans to respond further.