High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

Department for Transport written question – answered on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Young of Old Scone Baroness Young of Old Scone Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reports by OTB Engineering, published in January, and Michael Byng, published in July 2017 on the Short-Mined Tunnel alternative proposal to the HS2 Phase One route at Wendover; and whether they will place copies of both reports in the Library of the House.

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The Department for Transport has not received a report by OTB engineering published in January 2019 regarding the HS2 Phase One route at Wendover.

The July 2017 report into the Wendover mined tunnel proposal was considered by the Department for Transport after copies of the report were provided to the Secretary of State by members of both Houses from July 2017. Department for Transport Ministers communicated their assessment to those members from October 2017 onwards.

It is not appropriate for private correspondence between Ministers and members of either House to be placed in either Library without their consent.

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