High Speed Two Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 15 February 2017.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been of consultants working on High Speed 2.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

HS2 Ltd element of consultancy expenditure, as defined by the Cabinet Office, is not readily available in the format requested and could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.

As defined by the Cabinet Office, the Department for Transport (High Speed Rail Group) expenditure on consultancy (i.e. provision of advice) on High Speed 2 for the period April 2011 to March 2016 was £29.7m.

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