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Rail Disruption: Social and Economic Impacts - Private Notice Question (13 May 2021)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...whether Hitachi will make good the damage, which is a very serious structural concern? Can she also assure the House today that the Government will review where the carriages will be sourced for the HS2 project?

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: High Speed Two Phase 2a: Publication of Consultation Response Report (13 May 2021)

Andrew Stephenson: 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...

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Mary Robinson: ...the pandemic has changed that wrong thinking and demonstrated that it is not the case. The Government’s commitment to legislating in this Session to provide for the Crewe to Manchester section of HS2, together with Northern Powerhouse Rail, will ensure that the north is not only well connected but even more attractive to job creators. In addition, the plans to improve local connections...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (12 May 2021)

Baroness Noakes: ...we rebuild, but the fiscal impacts are huge. History teaches us that Governments often do not spend money wisely. The out-of-control High Speed 2 budget is a case in point; I will not support the HS2 Bill that is planned for this Session. More importantly, taxpayer-funded infrastructure spending should not become a dominant part of economic management, because the danger of crowding out...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (11 May 2021)

Boris Johnson: ...what became the Autism Act, which helped many vulnerable people, and served as Secretary of State for Wales. She always stood up for her constituents, including by securing important concessions on HS2 on their behalf. Cheryl was both an effective and an extremely popular Member of this House, and she was my Whip for many years. She was kindly, protective, and supernaturally well informed...

Transport: Topical Questions (29 Apr 2021)

Hilary Benn: Given that the national infrastructure bank will be based in Leeds, would it not be highly symbolic to start building phase 2b of the eastern leg of HS2 from Leeds southwards? The Secretary of State was quoted recently as saying that he is looking at bringing forward the start date. Would he consider that idea?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (29 Apr 2021)

Hilary Benn: What recent progress has been made on HS2.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Environment Agency (EA) has been reviewing the application submitted by HS2 Ltd to tunnel the Mid Chilterns aquifer (including supporting risk assessments undertaken by HS2 Ltd) on a technical basis, using information and data to form judgements. As part of this review, the EA is ensuring that HS2 Ltd have identified and assessed any potential impacts on the environment, and will be...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns (28 Apr 2021)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: HS2 Ltd’s construction activities in the area have been the subject of comprehensive and detailed risk assessments. This reflects HS2 Ltd’s commitment to Parliament to protect the water environment. The risk assessments have been produced with oversight and advice of technical experts from the Environment Agency and Affinity Water. HS2 Ltd will not commence construction within the aquifer...

Air Pollution: London (27 Apr 2021)

Rupa Huq: ...need free public transport. My late parents were a two-car household; it was freedom passes that did away with that. Eighthly, we need more high-speed rail; I have to say that I have issues with the HS2 company itself, but let us not get into that—it is a debate for another day. Ninthly, we need more taxation on big businesses that are heavy road users and use air freight. I am thinking...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: West Midlands Rail Franchise (27 Apr 2021)

Daniel Kawczynski: ...the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the benefit of running an hourly train service from Shrewsbury to London in realising the benefits of rail capacity released by HS2.

Natural Habitats: Infrastructure Projects - Question (26 Apr 2021)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: My Lords, habitat loss comes in many forms, and often because of human activity, as in the loss of ancient woodland due to the construction of HS2. However, it can also occur because of climate change, as in the large landslide on the Jurassic Coast between Seatown and Eype in Dorset. Does the Minister acknowledge that this may require the intervention of infrastructure to provide...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wildlife: Bridges (21 Apr 2021)

Rebecca Pow: ...example, a green bridge was built as part of the A556 Knutsford to Bowdon improvement scheme, and the A303 Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing schemes both include plans for several green bridges. HS2 has been designed with a view to avoiding or reducing impacts on habitats and species, and to create a green corridor for wildlife along its length. Between London and the West Midlands, 16...

Domestic Air Travel - Question (20 Apr 2021)

Lord Snape: My Lords, does the Minister acknowledge that the speed of the French TGV had an enormous impact on the internal aviation market in that country and that timings under HS2 such as two hours and 17 minutes to Newcastle and 67 minutes to Manchester, as well as the hope for three hours to Glasgow and Edinburgh, will have a similar impact on Britain’s internal aviation? I know that she is not a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: North East (20 Apr 2021)

Andrew Stephenson: HS2 presents a significant opportunity for businesses of all sizes across Wearside, and the North East, with HS2 Ltd’s supply chain consisting of up to 400,000 contract opportunities. HS2 has a very extensive supply chain and can therefore only monitor critical contracts as a result. 24 suppliers on critical contracts across the North East have won work on HS2, 2 of which are based in...

Written Answers — Home Office: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Protest (20 Apr 2021)

Zarah Sultana: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government took to ensure the health and safety of HS2 protestors during their eviction from the Euston tunnel in February 2021.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 6 - Charge and main rate for financial years 2022 and 2023 (19 Apr 2021)

Antony Higginbotham: ..., automotive manufacturers and textile makers. The super deduction will help businesses transition to green technology, as we have spoken about. It will help aerospace businesses to move into HS2 and textile companies to move into weaving—we do still make textiles here in the UK. All of these things will result in a high-skill, high-wage manufacturing economy here in the UK. So, yes, we...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: North of England (19 Apr 2021)

Andrew Stephenson: Ministers hold meetings with a wide range of stakeholders including operators and passenger groups. During the pandemic these meetings have been held virtually. I am the Minister responsible for HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail, Transpennine route upgrade, and skills. Chris Heaton-Harris MP is Minister of State and has responsibility for rail, Williams Review, Beeching, Crossrail 2, East West...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Passengers: North of England (19 Apr 2021)

Andrew Stephenson: Ministers hold meetings with a wide range of stakeholders including operators and passenger groups. During the pandemic these meetings have been held virtually. I am the Minister responsible for HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail, Transpennine route upgrade, and skills. Chris Heaton-Harris MP is Minister of State and has responsibility for rail, Williams Review, Beeching, Crossrail 2, East West...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station (19 Apr 2021)

Tan Dhesi: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the costs associated with reducing the planned number of HS2 platforms at Euston Station from 11 to 10.


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