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Winckworth Sherwood

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 209595, tabled on 26 September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has paid to Winckworth Sherwood to date in relation to High Speed 2; and what budget his Department has set for fees to that firm.

Answered on

15 October 2014

The Department for Transport appointed a joint team of Parliamentary Agents to provide support in relation to High Speed 2 (HS2) in June 2012. The joint team is made up of Winckworth Sherwood and Eversheds. The legal fees paid to Winckworth Sherwood are £2,153,020.13 and to Eversheds are £1,747,312.30. These fees are correct up to the end of August 2014. For this financial year the remaining budget is approximately £1.4m.

The Parliamentary Agents have provided advice on the hybrid Bill process, the development and preparation of private elements of the hybrid Bill and associated documents (i.e. including the hybrid Bill Plans and Sections, Environmental Statement, Code of Construction Practice etc.), supporting the engagement with key stakeholders and helping to manage the hybrid Bill through Parliament.

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