I am today, 13 May 2021, publishing a consultation report as required under section 60(1) of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Act 2021. The report summarises the responses to the HS2 Phase 2a local consultation held between
1 February and 26 February 2021 and has been prepared by the independent research company, Ipsos MORI. I am placing copies of the report in the libraries of both Houses.
I am carefully considering the report and will publish the Government response to its findings in June.
This statement has also been made in the House of Lords