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 on High Speed 2 Railway Line: Environment Protection, how many credible potential breaches of (a) wildlife and (b) environmental protection legislation have been recorded using HS2 Ltd's process of live recording and reporting of breaches.

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

HS2 Ltd’s live reporting over the past 5 years has recorded 93 possible breaches of Wildlife legislation, and 307 possible breaches of Environmental Protection legislation. HS2 takes credible potential breaches very seriously and each is investigated as necessary with the involvement of the relevant statutory authority where applicable.

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