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High Speed Two: Travel

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 217418, tabled on 6 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of train tickets purchased for travel by (a) people working for HS2 Ltd and (b) reimbursed to any third party by HS2 Ltd; which departure and station and arrival station the tickets were used for; and the class of travel between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.

Answered on

11 February 2019

The expenditure on train travel for HS2 Ltd personnel is £2,506,977.66 for the period 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

HS2 Ltd do not hold a central register of third party travel costs from their contracts. Where relevant, third party suppliers would include such expenditure with other costs they invoice back to HS2 Ltd. Each invoice is checked to ensure it is genuine and in line with the contract and HS2 Ltd Expenses Policy, but a separate register of all travel costs is not collated.

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