To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse is of money spent outside the UK in the construction of High Speed Two; and if he will place that information in the Library.
11 January 2021
£8,163,809 has been spent with 23 companies registered outside of the UK. This equates to 0.12% of HS2 Ltd's total spend. These figures show the spend from December 2014 to the end of September 2020.
HS2 Ltd ensures a fair procurement process which complies with UK procurement law, and has an excellent track record of supporting British businesses with over 2,000 businesses delivering work so far on HS2, of which 98% are UK-based, and 70% of which are SMEs.