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High Speed 2 Railway Line: Environment Protection

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd June 2020.

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Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work, Pensions and Inclusion)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 52101, within what parameters are potential breaches of (a) wildlife and (b) environmental protection legislation investigated by HS2 Ltd.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Every report or allegation of a breach of wildlife or environmental protection legislation is investigated to assess whether a breach has taken place. Allegations may come from a wide range of sources, including direct correspondence, phone calls to the HS2 helpline, media reports, tweets and campaign websites. There are no discretionary parameters as to whether a report is investigated or not.

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