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Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns (4 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Environmental Statement for Phase One of HS2 reports the results of the environmental impact assessment. This includes the effects on water resources, which are reported in volume 5: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-phase-one-env ironmental-statement-volume-5-water-resources HS2 Ltd, which is responsible for the safe construction of HS2, has been working closely with experts...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns (4 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: As the new dedicated Minister of State for HS2, I will hold discussions with governmental and non-governmental organisations involved in or affected by HS2 construction and delivery as necessary. HS2 Ltd, which is responsible for the safe construction of HS2, has been working closely with experts from the Environment Agency and Affinity Water for a number of years to ensure that HS2...

Bills Presented: High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (3 Mar 2020)

Presentation and all stages ( Standing Order No. 57 and Order, 2 March) Andrew Stephenson, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary George Eustice, Secretary Grant Shapps, presented a Bill to make provision for a railway between a junction with Phase One of High Speed 2, near Fradley Wood in Staffordshire, and a junction with the west coast main line near...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: Revival (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: I should like to reply to as many of the issues raised today as I can while discussing the motion. First, I am grateful to all right hon. and hon. Members who have taken part in the debate this evening. In his speech, the Prime Minister made it clear that things at HS2 need to change, and decisive action is being taken to restore discipline to the programme. I have been appointed to oversee...

Airport Expansion (2 Mar 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank my hon. Friend, and he is absolutely right. He will note that the Minister of State, Department for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Pendle (Andrew Stephenson), who is the Minister responsible for Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2, is sitting on the Front Bench and has heard his comments. Our recent announcements have been on our ambition for Northern Powerhouse Rail, High...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: There have been meetings with delegations from a number of countries including China over several years to discuss opportunities in the UK rail industry including HS2. The Department for Transport is always keen to learn from the experience of others and to consider bids through the proper procurement processes that offer value for money to the taxpayer.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: China (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Mark Thurston did not visit Beijing in April 2018. On 10 April 2019 Mark Thurston met representatives of the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) along with the HM Trade Commissioner to China. On 11 April 2019 Mark Thurston was accompanied by Department for International Trade officials to a round table meeting with NDRC and key Chinese rail companies. The purpose of the visit was...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: China (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Mark Thurston did not visit Beijing in April 2018. In April 2019 Mark Thurston visited Japan, China and Hong Kong to meet with companies responsible for developing and operating high speed networks. He also visited high speed stations in Tokyo, Beijing and Kowloon. The purpose of the visit was to gather international best practice of core elements of High Speed Rail projects, such as station...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: China (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Mark Thurston did not visit Beijing in April 2018. In April 2019 Mark Thurston visited Japan, China and Hong Kong to meet with companies responsible for developing and operating high speed networks, hosted by the British Embassy and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and supported by HM Trade Commissioner to China and the Department for International Trade. The purpose of the visit was to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Training (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: In accordance with assurances provided to Camden Council, HS2 Ltd are contributing funding to this project. As is stated in HS2 Ltd’s Register of Undertakings and Assurances the Secretary of State will require the nominated undertaker (HS2 Ltd) to make a contribution up to a maximum of £4,100,000 towards the cost of the construction, property costs, fitting out and ongoing running costs of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Publications (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: HS2 Ltd regularly seeks advice from experts and consultants to help deliver the project in the most efficient way possible. The costs incurred with PwC are strictly controlled through HS2 Ltd’s procurement and contractual management processes. HS2 Ltd has engaged with PwC on a variety of work since 2013, and they have provided services to HS2 Ltd which include (but is not limited to):...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Balfour Beatty (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Payments are made to contracting entities working on the HS2 project in accordance with the terms of their contracts. As with all commercial relationships, it would not be appropriate to expand on individual transactions as this would prejudice commercial interests. The House will be regularly updated on the costs of HS2 following the Government’s decision and published Oakervee Review.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Midlands and North of England (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Integrated Rail Plan will be published by the end of the year. Government is committed to pressing ahead with HS2, NPR and related programmes.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Midlands and North of England (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: As set out in the Terms of Reference, published on 21 February 2020, the Integrated Rail Plan will be published by the end of the year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Midlands and North of England (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Integrated Rail Plan will consider how best to integrate HS2 Phase 2b and wider transport plans in the North and Midlands, delivering benefits from investments more quickly. This will include a recommended way forward on scoping, phasing and sequencing delivery of HS2 Phase 2b, Northern Powerhouse Rail, Midlands Rail Hub and other proposed rail investments.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Midlands and North of England (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: I am committed to ensuring the North and Midlands are fully engaged and consulted throughout the Integrated Rail Plan process. I plan to undertake a series of roundtables and visits with Northern and Midlands leaders in the coming months as we begin to develop our ambitious Integrated Rail Plan.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Phase One Planning Forum planned for 21st November 2019 was cancelled as a result of the pre-election period restrictions, so there are no minutes.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: HS2 Ltd redacts personal data from the HS2 Phase One Planning Forum minutes in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Crewe (2 Mar 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Crewe is already a hub on the existing rail network and current plans will see passengers benefitting from an HS2 interchange, with shorter journey times to London and improved cross-country connectivity. The Government response to the Crewe Hub consultation confirmed its support for the ‘Crewe Hub’ vision, with up to 5-7 HS2 trains per hour stopping. We continue to work with Network...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Publications (27 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: It is important that HS2 Ltd has the space to discuss robustly and frankly the HS2 programme. HS2 Ltd publishes the minutes of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (and the minutes of the HS2 Board) to provide transparency around the decision-making process while maintaining necessary levels of confidentiality to allow frank and robust discussion. Representatives from the National Audit...


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