To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse was of the visit by (a) Stephen Clark, sponsor, High Speed Rail Group HS2 phase 2b (b) Andrew Rees, Head of Economic and Commercial Analysis HS2 Ltd and (c) Bernadette Hurd, Benefits Strategy and Capability Manager HS2 Ltd to the recent High Speed Rail event in Budapest.
27 February 2019
The construction of HS2 will help to build the skills base the UK rail industry needs to export around the world. The UK High Speed Rail Workshop in Budapest on 20-21 February was funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from the Cross-Government Prosperity Fund, and organised in association with the Department for International Trade and the UK High Speed Rail Industry Leaders group to support UK suppliers developing international business and to promote investment into the UK. All costs incurred were in line with normal expense policies.