HS2 in Hansard 03/03/2014

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport how many responses were received to the

High Speed 2 Environmental Statement; and if he will

publish the names of those who responded. [189737]

Mr Goodwill: The deadline for sending responses to

the Environmental Statement Consultation was midnight

on 27 February. As of 1 March we had received 21,700

responses; however, responses posted on the 27 February

may not arrive until 3 March so this figure is likely to


We will publish the names of all those who responded,

except for those who asked for confidentiality, in due

course. This cannot be done at the same time as

confirmation of the total number of responses received

as additional time is required to redact personal details

from these correspondents. These names will be published

prior to the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail

(London-West Midlands) Bill.