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Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Travel (24 Mar 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many flights were undertaken by HS2 Ltd personnel at a cost to (a) that company and (b) the public purse during the last six months; what the cost was of those flights; and what the reasons for those flights were.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: CH2M Hill: Contracts (24 Mar 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons are for the time taken to sign the contracts with CH2M for the HS2 Phase B development partnership.

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Fabian Hamilton: .... When the Government are supposed to protect the life savings of individuals who have been encouraged to provide for themselves, as was the case with Equitable, they have a duty to ensure that the losses incurred are adequately compensated. That obligation should I believe, come above pet projects such as, perhaps, HS2 and even Trident renewal; otherwise, the whole fabric of trust in the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Pay (23 Mar 2017)

Rob Flello: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria were used to set the £535,000 per annum base salary of the new chief executive officer of HS2.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Staff (23 Mar 2017)

Rob Flello: ...27 February 2017 to Question 64112, if he will publish details of Mark Thurston's previous experience, which was used to inform the decision to appoint him to the role of Chief Executive Officer of HS2 Ltd.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (23 Mar 2017)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...from 360km/h to 320km/h would result in trains taking longer to complete their overall journey. This means that, unless we buy more train sets, we will not able to run as many train services on HS2 and therefore capacity will be reduced. In my previous answer [HL5562], reduced capacity was also in the context of running tilting trains at 300km/h on the HS2 network. Mixing tilting trains...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Speed Limits (23 Mar 2017)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: HS2 Ltd has collaborated with several high speed rail Infrastructure Managers, including SNCF, to ascertain the implications of running trains at 360km/h. Using recommendations based on experiences of managing High Speed Lines in Europe, HS2 Ltd intends to incorporate specific components in the track design which will improve the system performance whilst utilising an Infrastructure...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (23 Mar 2017)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of including the Handsacre connection from HS2 to the West Coast Main Line once HS2 Phase 2A is completed.

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty (21 Mar 2017)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...;s position on that and whether he agrees with Labour. Economic analysis by the well-regarded Frontier Economics suggests that the net present value of investing in insulating homes could be as valuable as the HS2 project. Cambridge Econometrics found that for each pound spent on insulating homes £1.12 is generated for the Treasury and £3 for the economy in GDP, and 42 pence is...

Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) and (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Approve (20 Mar 2017)

Lord Shipley: ...they are taking place in as many places as is now planned. It is important to understand the impact of government policy, in terms of both need and equalisation, on some areas. I draw the Minister’s attention to HS2, a long-term project. There is clear evidence that where major infrastructure goes in, much of it with government/public-funding support, it raises values. Where the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns (20 Mar 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when HS2 Ltd plans to provide the detailed programme of works for the Chilterns.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many HS2 Ltd staff (1) have previously worked for, and (2) are on secondment from, CH2M; how many of those staff have returned to work for CH2M after working at HS2 Ltd; and how many CH2M staff are located in HS2 Ltd offices.

Great Western Main Line: Electrification - Question (14 Mar 2017)

Lord Berkeley: ...this project started off at £800 million and has now gone up to over £2 billion, £3 billion or maybe £4 billion, and that the same team responsible for the pricing has been pricing phase 1 of HS2? As he will know—I put it to him at the Committee stage of the HS2 Bill—those costs will now be, in my estimation, £54 billion and not £24 billion. Is it...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Alex Cunningham: ...less than a million pounds. That is not a serious commitment to infrastructure in the north-east of England. What a great day it would be if we could just have 1% of all the money invested in London and the south-east, and HS2. Other areas in which we could establish a place in the world and lead are in carbon capture and storage, and the decommissioning of North sea oil and gas...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (9 Mar 2017)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long they expect journey times to be for HS2 trains between London and (1) Crewe, (2) Edinburgh, and (3) Glasgow, when Phases 1 and 2A are completed, compared with the present Pendolino services, and whether they have estimated the time saving that would be gained if the HS2 trains incorporated a tilting mechanism and so could be used on the West...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (8 Mar 2017)

Andrew Jones: Where noise from the construction of HS2 is likely to impact a person’s home by exceeding the relevant limits, the Government will offer to install noise insulation in the property, or pay for the costs of installing noise insulation. Noise insulation will also be offered to eligible properties that experience noise impacts above the relevant limits from the operation of HS2 services.

Written Answers — Wales Office: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wales (8 Mar 2017)

Guto Bebb: HS2 has huge potential to support growth across the UK and into North Wales – it will promote regeneration, boost skills and generate new jobs for people across the region. Passengers travelling from North Wales will also be able to benefit from faster journey times by interchanging with HS2 between Crewe and London.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (8 Mar 2017)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating the inclusion of a tilting mechanism on the HS2 trains, and what are the estimated costs and benefits of doing so.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Infrastructure Investment: North Wales (8 Mar 2017)

James Davies: ...Minister aware of significant concerns among local authorities covering north Wales, west Cheshire, east Cheshire, Warrington and other areas abut the inadequacy of the current proposals for the HS2 station at Crewe, in terms of both line routeing and platform and junction arrangements? Will he undertake to represent those concerns at the highest level to ensure that a fit-for-purpose...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Staff (7 Mar 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff are on a secondment to HS2 Ltd; form which companies such staff have been seconded; and how many staff are a based in HS2 Ltd offices.


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