HS2 in Hansard 19/11/2013


High Speed 2 Railway Line

Dan Byles:
To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport what the total cost to HS2 Ltd of running all

phase one community forum meetings and all phase

one bilateral meetings has been; and how much of this

cost is (a) staff time, (b) travel expenses, (c) materials,

(d) administration and (e) preparation time. [175139]

Mr Goodwill: Information is not available in the form

requested and can be obtained only at disproportionate


The HS2 Phase Onecommunity forums are an important

part of the engagement process and have provided an

opportunity for members of the community to put their

issues, ideas and priorities to the engineers and environment

teams developing the design. The forum process has

been valuable in the development of the scheme and its