HS2 in Hansard 02/07/2013

High Speed 2 Railway Line
Alec Shelbrooke: To ask the Secretary of State for
Transport what comparative studies his Department
has conducted of the qualifying distance for
compensation paid to land and property owners under
(a) High Speed 2 and (b) comparable schemes in other
EU member states. [162351]
Mr Simon Burns: Legal and administrative frameworks
relating to land tenure, infrastructure development,
compulsory purchase and compensation vary substantially
across EU member states, so we have no reason to
believe a comparative study of that kind would produce
relevant or useful information. The Department, therefore,
has not conducted this sort of comparative study.
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