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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 4739, tabled on 30 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library (a) Major Project Authority reports on High Speed 2 for 2013-14 and (b) an update on such reports for 2015.

Answered on

6 July 2015

The Government has no plans to place the MPA review reports for 2013-14 in the House of Commons library.

Major Project Authority (MPA) reports are confidential: the reports are designed to provide government and project teams with a frank assessment of a project’s progress and challenges at a point in time.

The assessment is based on a review of documents and candid interviews with project personnel.  Disclosure of these reports may cause future interviewees for this project or others to be less frank in their exchanges, undermining the integrity and value of the process.

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