HS2 in Hansard 27/03/2014

High Speed 2 Railway Line
Alec Shelbrooke: To ask the Secretary of State for
Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that houses
purchased by HS2 Limited under the Exceptional
Hardship Scheme are not sold on at less than market
value. [193438]
Mr Goodwill: The Department for Transport has
asked HS2 Ltd to prepare an asset management strategy
that reflects best practice in the public sector and relevant
policy aims for HS2, including community cohesion
and the normal function of local housing markets. To
date, no properties purchased under the Exceptional
Hardship Scheme have been sold, or offered for sale.
Any eventual sales will be undertaken with a view to
obtaining the best outcome for the taxpayer and for
local communities.

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