To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the additional £65.7 million cost of the Intercity Express programme referred to on page 14 of the Memorandum on the Supplementary Estimate 2017-2018, if he will set out how much of that sum was spent on (a) depot costs and (b) contract variations.
The Department’s 2017-2018 Supplementary Estimate states that of the £65.7m variance committed to ‘Other Railways’, £63m was committed to the Intercity Express Programme (IEP). This information can be found on page 22 of the Memorandum.
This cost can be split into £35m which was assigned to assigned to modify Swansea Maliphant, North Pole and Stoke Gifford IEP depots. This figure also includes modifications to Swansea Station. A further £28m was assigned to other contractual variations.