High Speed 2 Railway Line

Transport written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the carbon footprint of High Speed 2 (a) during the building phase and (b) when fully operational; and if he will place a copy of such estimates in the Library.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department for Transport

HS2 Ltd is currently preparing information on the carbon footprint of HS2 Phase One during its construction and operation phases. This will be published in the Environmental Statement which will be deposited in Parliament alongside the hybrid Bill later this year.

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