To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will send a copy of the consultation document on the Exceptional Hardship Scheme for the London-Birmingham high speed rail link to (a) each franchise that his Department considers may qualify for the scheme and (b) each parish council in which one or more such household is located.
Copies of the consultation document on the proposed Exceptional Hardship Scheme have been sent to the parties listed at Annex B in the consultation document. The National Association of Local Councils, which represents the 8,500 town and parish councils in England, was sent copies of the consultation materials. Any interested party can respond to the consultation.
Copies of the consultation document are available on the Department for Transport's website at:
http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/open/2010-18/ and can be ordered free of charge from DfT Publications (0300 123 1102) or