To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what risk assessments have been made by (a) his Department and (b) HS2 Ltd on the effect of local government reorganisation in Buckinghamshire on the efficiency of (i) local community protection by Buckinghamshire local authorities and (ii) interaction between those authorities and HS2 Ltd.
26 November 2018
Neither the Department, nor HS2 Ltd, anticipate that the local government reorganisation in Buckinghamshire will have any significant impact on the efficiency of (i) local community protection by Buckinghamshire local authorities, in relation to HS2, or (ii) interaction between those authorities and HS2 Ltd.
The Department and HS2 Ltd work closely with all Buckinghamshire local authorities and have regular meetings at all levels. As the detail emerges of how the local structures and ways of working are likely to change, these discussions will continue as necessary to maintain smooth interactions.