HS2 in Hansard 18/04/2013

High Speed 2 Railway Line
Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for
Transport if he will publish the most recent research
commissioned by his Department into the value of
time used for transport appraisals and High Speed 2
(HS2) business time savings; which research body
produced that research and under what remit; and
whether he proposes that the findings of that research
will be incorporated into the assessment of HS2 to be
deposited with the hybrid bill. [151934]
Mr Simon Burns: The Department has commissioned
the Institute forTransport Studies, Leeds and its associated
subcontractors to undertake research into the business
value of time used for transport appraisals. The remit of
this research project is to investigate the feasibility of
different approaches to valuing business travel time
savings.
The Department plans to publish the output of this
research andwhere relevant the findings will be incorporated
into the next iteration of the HS2 Economic Case.
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