HS2 in Hansard 18/6/2013

High Speed 2 Railway Line
Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for
Transport if he will extend the period of consultation
on the draft Environmental Statement on High
Speed 2. [160362]
Mr Simon Burns: The Government considers that
eight weeks is a reasonable time frame for those affected
by the scheme to respond to the consultation.
There has been extensive formal public consultation
on HS2 since it was first announced in 2010. In addition,
HS2 Ltd have been working very hard with local
communities and businesses over the past year to make
sure they have, an understanding of the anticipated
effects in their area. This means that consultees should
be in good position to respond to this consultation
within eight weeks.
High Speed 2 Railway Line
Mrs Gillan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer
how many officials of each pay grade in his
Department are working on High Speed 2; and what
the responsibilities are of each such official. [159835]
Danny Alexander: It is not possible to provide precise
figures for the number of HM Treasury staff that are
involved with the High Speed 2 project. This is because
many officials who have an interest in HS2 typically
have responsibilities which cover a number of areas, for
example across transport, infrastructure, financing, project
management, and fiscal considerations.