High Speed 2 Railway Line

Treasury written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent from the public purse on (a) feasibility studies, (b) preliminary design (c) site investigations, (d) land purchase, (e) detailed design, (f) procurement and (g) legal costs in relation to High Speed 2; and what Barnett Consequential allocations have been made as a result of these costs.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Spend on the HS2 scheme up until 2016/17 was £2.2bn. The full breakdown of this spend is covered in the published HS2 annual accounts, available online. A further £1,160m was spent in 2017/18, excluding Land and Property costs, which will be published separately through the Department for Transport accounts. The Barnett Formula was applied to the Department for Transport’s 2015 Spending Review settlement, which included HS2, as set out in the Statement of Funding Policy.

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