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Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Colne Valley (22 Feb 2018)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest design specification and visual impact of the catenary and masts on the HS2 Colne Valley viaduct; and with which railway specification they will comply.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction (22 Feb 2018)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of the design elements of each of the main construction contracts for HS2 Phase 1.

Delegated Legislation: UK Research Centre for Ceramics (21 Feb 2018)

Jack Brereton: ...England has announced a heritage action zone in my constituency to enhance our local industrial heritage and give it a commercial future, particularly through gains from the visitor economy. Massive transport investment is planned, including HS2, roads, wider rail and the rebirth of our city’s historic canal network. No other city is better placed for access to the major cities of...

Carillion: TUPE — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ..., for facilities management, were for defence establishments. They were actually awarded before the profit warning, but Carillion chose to make its announcements some weeks later. Two of the remaining five contracts were awarded by HS2 Ltd to a joint venture including Eiffage, a major French construction firm, and Kier, as well as Carillion. The three companies bid together as a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (20 Feb 2018)

Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on how many local authorities have signed confidentially agreements with HS2 Ltd.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (9 Feb 2018)

Antoinette Sandbach: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether HS2 Ltd has introduced an alternative dispute resolution scheme for compensation for landowners.

Business of the House (8 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: Following the debate in this Chamber last week on High Speed 2, will my right hon. Friend consider a further debate on statutory compensation not just for HS2 but for other major infrastructure projects of national importance?

Petition - M42 Motorway Service Area (7 Feb 2018)

Caroline Spelman: I rise to present a petition relating to the proposal for a new motorway service area at junction 6 on the M42. An MSA near junction 6 was proposed long before the route of HS2 was finalised or the extension of the runway at Birmingham airport. It was so long ago that at the time, the Transport Secretary was Lord Prescott. He was minded to approve the motorway service area, subject to the...

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: A5 Upgrade (7 Feb 2018)

Rachael Maskell: ...are building significant new developments we also need to start exploring other modes, particularly the future of rail. As the hon. Member for North Warwickshire (Craig Tracey) just highlighted, HS2 should be about creating new opportunity, as opposed to limiting choices for people in the area. If HS2 does not open up new opportunities and does not connect, we have to ask serious...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (7 Feb 2018)

Nusrat Ghani: A scheme to provide compensation for those suffering from severe and prolonged disturbance from the construction of HS2 is in development. More details about this scheme will be provided in due course but will be well in advance of the start of major construction works, anticipated to be mid - 2019.

Palace of Westminster: Restoration and Renewal - Motion to Approve (6 Feb 2018)

Lord Deighton: ...’s attitudes to disability, what we could do to show the rest of the world that we were not just a quaint country with an interesting history but that we might have something to offer for the future, too—all that stuff became part of why we were doing it. HS2 is another interesting example. We started out thinking, “Wouldn’t it be nice to get to Birmingham quickly,...

Train Services: Telford and Birmingham (6 Feb 2018)

Jack Brereton: I have experienced exactly the same issues in Stoke-on-Trent with the services into Birmingham, and we are seeing the same amount of growth. Would my hon. Friend agree that, if integrated properly, HS2 provides a significant opportunity to take many of the rail services from locations such as Stoke-on-Trent off that route, freeing up more paths on the route through Wolverhampton into Birmingham?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Carillion (6 Feb 2018)

Nusrat Ghani: There is no impact on the progress of the HS2 project. Two HS2 Main Work Civils Contracts were awarded to the joint venture CEK (comprising Carillion, Eiffage and Kier) in July 2017. The CEK joint venture provided HS2 Ltd with assurances that in the event of any member of the group being unable to deliver on its responsibilities, the remaining members, now Eiffage and Kier, would continue to...

Rail Update - Statement (5 Feb 2018)

Baroness Randerson: ...that the Minister will accept that things are not going well. We have had the fiasco of Southern and we have had Carillion being given more and more contracts, despite the profit warnings. We have had HS2 and the unauthorised payments, and now we have the east coast. The DfT seems to be presiding over a tale of muddle and huge commercial misjudgment. The Secretary of State in his Statement...

Rail Update (5 Feb 2018)

Chris Grayling: ...corporate entity. There is no possible legal benefit or passenger benefit from somehow ripping this up for an interim period, rather than moving seamlessly into the future and the path towards HS2.

Capita (1 Feb 2018)

Jon Trickett: ...be protected in the event of a corporate disaster? Does the Government’s contingency plan allow for that? What will be the common impact of the problems at Carillion, and now Capita, on the spiralling costs of HS2? Does the Minister agree with the Opposition that not a single penny should be used to prop up badly managed outsourcing companies? The Government are blind to the...

Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2018)

Kevin Barron: No, because other people want to speak. Last night, the HS2 Bill was debated in this Chamber. In 2010, it was estimated that it would cost £32.7 billion, and then it went up to £55.7 billion. In 2016, the National Audit Office said it had a running cost overrun of some £7 billion, and most people on the Conservative Benches voted in favour of it. I can tell the right hon....

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Nusrat Ghani: It is with great pleasure that I close the Second Reading debate. This is my first Bill, so there is no pressure; I will try to do it some justice. HS2 presents a huge opportunity for the country as a whole. It is a major undertaking but an essential one. Throughout history, improving connectivity has led to innovation, economic advancement and increased productivity. HS2 is no different....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Carillion (30 Jan 2018)

Nusrat Ghani: ...contract. ALBs are working to ensure continuity of service and they have not currently reported any operational issues. With respect to the CEK Joint Venture (comprising Carillion, Eiffage and Kier) on HS2, HS2 Ltd undertook due diligence on the CEK Joint Venture prior to the Main Works Civils Contract Award in July 2017. HS2 Ltd has also carried out additional due diligence and sought...


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