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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 163906, tabled on 13 March 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic impact of delaying construction of HS2.

Answered on

21 March 2023

The government is committed to delivering HS2 from Euston to Manchester, which will deliver transformational benefits for passengers and communities. The government will continue to provide updated economic assessments of HS2 at key decision points for the programme, as has been done to date. Updated analysis will consider any impacts caused by inflationary and cost pressures. Government will continue to support local places to deliver on their ambitious plans for local growth. Later this year Government will publish a Local Growth Action Plan to set out how we will support local places to realise the many benefits of this transformational scheme.