High Speed Two: Travel

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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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 flights were undertaken by HS2 Ltd personnel at a cost to (a) that company and (b) the public purse during the last six months; what the cost was of those flights; and what the reasons for those flights were.

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

During the period 23 September 2016 to 23 March 2017, 35 single flights and 36 return flights were taken. This was at a cost of £11,203.54.

The reasons for the flights were for investigating existing high speed rail networks, visiting rail industry conferences, and internal and external meetings. These have been broken down in the following table.

Reason Provided

Single

Return

Conference Attendance

3

18

Event Attendance

13

2

Meeting Attendance

19

16

35

36

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