High Speed 2 Railway Line

Treasury written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what estimate has been made of the Barnett consequential for Northern Ireland for the money that (a) has already been spent, (b) is contracted to be spent and (c) will be spent in England on High Speed 2;

(2) what estimate has been made of the Barnett consequential for Wales from expenditure (a) already spent, (b) currently contracted to be spent and (c) projected to be spent in England on High Speed 2.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Allocations to the devolved Administrations at spending reviews are made in the form of block grants. It is not possible to identify consequentials for individual spending items within the total grant. Barnett consequentials for HS2 will be determined in line with the Statement of Funding Policy in the normal way.

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