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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 72743, tabled on 13 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Infrastructure and Projects Authority report 2020 classifying HS2 as a Red project, what steps he plans to take in response to that classification; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

16 July 2020

The IPA’s report refers to the status of the HS2 project in September 2019. This was before the project was comprehensively reset in February 2020 with a revised budget and schedule, and provision of adequate contingency. Steps have also been taken to ensure the project is delivered in a more disciplined and transparent manner with, for example, a dedicated HS2 Minister appointed and bi-annual updates to be provided to Parliament. We are confident HS2 is being delivered with the strict oversight, accountability and transparency needed.

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