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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...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (27 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: As part of its comprehensive Skills, Employment and Education strategy, HS2 Ltd has undertaken detailed labour and skills demand and supply forecasting and analysis (https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/131450 27/CS1006-HS2-labour-and-skills-demand-and-supply-forecastin g-and-analysis.pdf ) which is designed to ensure the project’s skills needs are met and that it leaves a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Iron and Steel (26 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: HS2 has huge potential to support growth across the UK and will promote regeneration, boost skills and generate new jobs. Our procurement process is open to all bidders with the relevant experience and required credentials and ensures value for money for the taxpayer. HS2 Ltd has a continuing programme of engagement with local businesses, attending events arranged by local Chambers of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (26 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Areas of ancient woodlands affected by HS2 are identified in the relevant Environmental Statement for each phase, with the Environmental Statements for Phases 1 and 2a already having been published. The Environmental Statement(s) for sections of the high speed two route to the north of these phases will be identified as part of the relevant Environmental Statement, which will be published...

Social Care (25 Feb 2020)

...Eshalomi Bill Esterson Chris Evans Tim Farron Stephen Farry Colleen Fletcher Vicky Foxcroft Mary Foy Barry Gardiner Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Andrew Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes John Healey Mark Hendrick Mike Hill Wera Hobhouse Sharon Hodgson Kate Hollern Rachel Hopkins George Howarth Rupa Huq...

Tax Avoidance and Evasion (25 Feb 2020)

...Stephen Flynn Vicky Foxcroft Mary Foy Barry Gardiner Patricia Gibson Preet Kaur Gill Paul Girvan Mary Glindon Patrick Grady Peter Grant Neil Gray Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Andrew Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton Neale Hanvey Emma Hardy Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes John Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Mike Hill Meg Hillier Wera Hobhouse Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands– Crewe) Bill - Motion to Agree (25 Feb 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...the noble Lord knows, all Ministers within the department are ultimately responsible to the Secretary of State, and that includes the HS2 Minister. The noble Lord will be very pleased to know that Andrew Stephenson has been appointed Minister of State in the Department for Transport with specific responsibilities to oversee HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail, which of course is closely...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: *No heading* (25 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The procurement of rolling stock for High Speed 2 requires Tenderers to submit a statement (their “Legacy Statement”) which will outline how the Tenderer’s proposal will add value to the UK economy, and how they will contribute to the delivery of the HS2 Programme Benefits. The Legacy Statement does not form any part of the evaluation of Tenders. HS2 Ltd will only open the Legacy...


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