High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications to the High Speed 2 need to sell scheme have been received to date; and how many such applications (a) have been fully reviewed, (b) have been accepted, (c) have been rejected and (d) are still under negotiation.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

There have been 41 applications of which 5 have been withdrawn.

Decisions have been made on four cases, of which three have been accepted and one rejected.

Five cases are pending a decision.

The remaining 27 applications are at various stages between receipt of application, (checking, verifying, gathering evidence) and consideration by the independent panel.

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