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Examination of Witnesses

Part of High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 9th July 2013.

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Sarah Hayward: No, it is a drain on council resources at a time when we face the biggest cuts that we have ever faced. There is no financial aid for us to facilitate all the work that we are required to do for HS2. If you ask Martin Tett the same question this afternoon, he will say that other local authorities take the minutes because they do not trust HS2 to do it, not because they want to provide officers at endless evening meetings.