High Speed 2 Railway Line
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for
Transport how much of the estimated income included
in the business case for phase 1 of High Speed 2 comes
from Birmingham to London commuters. 
Mr Goodwill: The Economic Case for HS2 published
in October 2013—which can be found at:
estimates that in 2036 and thereafter, 3.6% of the revenue
generated by Phase 1 of HS2 originates from commuters
travelling between the West Midlands and London.
Mr Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for
Transport what estimate he has made of the net economic
effect of High Speed 2 for the North-West.
Mr Goodwill: Investment in HS2 will deliver widespread
connectivity improvements, grow markets and increase
opportunities to trade.
The Economic Case for HS2 published in October
2013 estimates that 17% of the transport user benefits
of the HS2Y-Network are generated fromtrips originating
in the NorthWest. This equates to benefits of approximately
£342 million (PV, 2011 prices) in 2036. Further analysis
by KPMG suggests the wider economic effects could be