HS2 in Hansard 5/07/13

High Speed 2 Railway Line
Andrew Bridgen: To ask the Secretary of State for
Transport what amount HS2 Ltd and his Department
have spent on outside bodies promoting High Speed 2,
by contractor company. [R] [163083]
Mr Simon Burns: HS2 Ltd and the Department have
used two contractors in promoting HS2:
By HS2 Ltd
Westbourne Communications Ltd—£80,304.00
Tomboy Films UK Ltd—£86,043.60
By DFT
Westbourne Communications Ltd—£23,952.00
In addition to the figures above, HS2 Ltd currently
have two staff fromWestbourne on secondment, specifically
working on the promotion of HS2. Costs for these
secondments paid toWestbourne to end June are £84,480
and fall to HS2 Ltd’s communications professional
services budget.
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for
Transport (1) if he will instruct High Speed 2 Ltd to
carry out a feasibility study of Option 8 at Euston
station; [163712]
(2) when he became aware that High Speed 2 Ltd has
not carried out a feasibility study of Option 8 at
Euston station. [163713]
Mr Simon Burns: The Secretary of State for Transport,
my right hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire Dales
(Mr McLoughlin), was advised in December 2012 that
a revised design, originally termed ″Option 8″, was
being progressed by HS2 Ltd for Euston station that
would deliver the required functionality with less disruption
and at a lower cost. The Department for Transport is
currently consulting on a range of design refinements
for Phase 1 of HS2, including the design of Euston
station. Once the consultation closes on 11 July, the
Government will then fully consider the responses before
deciding on whether to proceed with the proposed
revision to the design of Euston station.​
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