High Speed 2 Railway Line
Steven Baker (Wycombe, Conservative)
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department's selection criteria under the Major Project Authority applied to the Department for Transport's High Speed 2 proposals; and which such criteria applied.
Francis Maude (Minister for the Cabinet Office; Horsham, Conservative)
The Major Projects Authority's definition of a Major Project is “a central Government funded project or programme that requires HM Treasury approval during its life, as set out in Delegated Authority letters”.
This definition is set out in the MPA's assurance and approval guidance, available online at: