To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much HS2 Ltd has paid to date for costs incurred by (a) Thames Valley Police and (b) other police force in providing the extra policing of HS2 works.
2 June 2020
HS2 ltd has paid no costs to Thames Valley or to any other police forces for extra policing costs as result of HS2 works.
HS2 Ltd has an Enhanced Police Service Agreement (EPSA) with the British Transport Police for a National Police Liaison Officer, an Analyst and an Intelligence Researcher. This function supports strategic and tactical coordination across all forces that the route will pass through. The costs for the EPSA so far are as follows:
· 2016/17: £31,261.26
· 2017/18: £100,185.95
· 2018/19: £104,803.18
· 2019/20: £125,782