HS2 in Hansard 04/02/2014

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the schedule and costs were of (a) the original advertising campaign for the consultation on the High Speed 2 phase one environmental statement and (b) the advertising campaigns following the ruling of the Standing Orders Committee to extend the consultation period. [186143]

Mr Goodwill: In accordance with Standing Order 10 for the House of Commons, notices have to be published for two consecutive weeks following deposit of a hybrid Bill in newspapers circulating along the line of route, as well as the relevant Gazettes. Following deposit of the HS2 hybrid Bill, newspaper notices were placed in the newspapers listed as follows in each of the week’s commencing 25 November and 2 December, at a cost of £1,625,412.07. This approach follows established practice for other hybrid Bills. The House of Commons and House of Lords Standing Orders Committees decided to extend the consultation period and required a notice to be placed in the same newspapers. This was done on 24 January for The Times, and the week commencing 27 January for the other newspapers at a cost of £294,600.81. In addition, the consultation closing dateswere advertised on the Department for Transport andHS2 Ltd websites.

They were also covered on a range of news and campaign group websites. There was no cost associated with this advertising.

Newspaper

Banbury Guardian
Bicester Advertise
Birmingham Mail
Buckingham & Winslow Advertise
Bucks Advertiser
Bucks Advertiser & Examiner
Bucks Herald
Camden New Journal
Cannock Chase Chronicle
Coventry Evening Telegraph
Daventry Express
Ealing & Acton Gazette
Edinburgh Gazette
Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle
Hampstead & Highgate Express
Harrow Observer Group
Islington Tribune
Kilburn Times
Leamington Spa Courier
Lichfield Mercury
London Gazette
Manchester Evening News
Metro (Evening Standard)
Solihull News
South Bucks Star
Sutton Coldfield Observer
Tamworth Herald
The Times
Uxbridge Gazette Series
Watford Observer

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