To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total costs incurred by High Speed Two of procuring professional advice for the estimates of costs to acquire property in connection with HS2 Phase 1 since 2009; if he will publish a list of the companies involved in that work.
4 March 2021
Phase One Acquisition spend from Financial Year 2014/15 to 2020/21 is £41.5m; no earlier spend reported. Companies involved are: CBRE, Lambert Smith Hampton, Carter Jonas, Valuation Office Agency, Montagu Evans and Deloitte. These companies also rely on sub-contractors for various technical matters.