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Network Rail

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 7730, tabled on 16 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Ministers in his Department approved or were consulted on the instruction made in late March 2015 that Network Rail should undertake a fuller assessment of its emerging cost estimates.

Answered on

21 July 2015

At the end of March, my officials commissioned Network Rail, the ORR, and DfT to review the whole CP5 portfolio and provide a robust estimate of costs. Ministers were aware of the need to undertake a fuller assessment.

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