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High Speed 2 Line: Buckinghamshire

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 246904, tabled on 24 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will halt all High Speed Two works in Buckinghamshire until the full designs have been completed and the costs of the project have been updated at today's prices.

Answered on

29 April 2019

HS2 is one of the most important infrastructure projects in the UK, supported by the House of Commons and by regional leaders across the country. It will regenerate and rebalance local economies and provide unmatched opportunities for passenger and freight travel. I have no intention of halting work on HS2 in Buckinghamshire or elsewhere.

There are already well over 7,000 people and 2,000 businesses working to deliver the HS2 project and early works are well underway.

Once HS2 Ltd has reached agreement with its suppliers and the Government is satisfied about both affordability and value for money, we will make a Full Business Case for Phase One. This will inform Notice to Proceed which is the formal contractual process which enables each Phase One supplier to move from design and development to construction.

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