To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of (a) the hotel expenses paid for by HS2 Ltd in relation to HS2 Ltd personnel and (b) reimbursed to third parties by HS2 Ltd; if he will publish the (i) dates of stay and (ii) name of hotels used in relation to those costs; and the purpose of those visits between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.
11 February 2019
Hotel expenditure for HS2 Ltd personnel is £599,957.80 for the period 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.
HS2 Ltd do not hold a central register of third party hotel costs from our contracts. Where relevant, third party suppliers would include such expenditure with other costs which they invoice to HS2 Ltd. Each invoice is checked to ensure that it is genuine and in line with the contract and HS2 Ltd’s Expenses Policy, but a separate register of all hotel costs is not collated.