High Speed 2 Railway Line

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

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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 much has been disbursed from the public purse on barristers' legal fees and expenses for work relating to High Speed Two to (a) James Eadie QC, (b) Tim Mould QC, (c) James Strachan QC, (d) Justine Thornton QC, (e) Philip Moser QC, (f) Karen Steyn QC, (g) Jemima Stratford QC, (h) James Maurici QC, (i) Lisa Busch (now QC), (j) Andrew Sharland (now QC), (k) Julian Milford, (l) Richard Wald, (m) John Joliffe, (n) Jacqueline Lean, (o) Richard Turney, (p) Mark Westmoreland-Smith and (q) Clare Parry since 2010.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

Having regard to the need to protect personal information the Department does not consider it would be appropriate to itemise the amount paid to individual barristers. It would also involve the Department in disproportionate cost to identify the fees paid specifically to some barristers rather than their chambers or for HS2 matters alone.

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