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High Speed Two Railway Line

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

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of High Speed 2.

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

The Spending Review in late 2015 agreed a funding envelope of £55.7 billion (2015 prices) for the delivery of High Speed 2 (HS2). I am committed to managing the cost of HS2 and ensuring maximum value for the taxpayer, and delivering within the funding available.

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