Stakeholders give evidence on the future of HS2 to Committee
24 January 2020
The Economic Affairs Committee will follow-up on its 2019 Report "Rethinking High Speed 2", examining the challenges the project faces, what the alternative options for rail investment are, and what the implications of scrapping HS2 would be.
- Report: Rethinking High Speed 2 (HTML)
- Report: Rethinking High Speed 2 (PDF)
- Inquiry: The Economic Case for HS2
- Economic Affairs Committee
- Parliament TV: The Economic Case for HS2
Tuesday 28 January in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- Lord Tony Berkeley, Former Deputy Chair of Oakervee HS2 Review
- Michael Byng, Quantity Surveyor and Construction Economist
- Barry White, Chief Executive Officer, Transport for the North
- Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect
- What is your estimate of the overall economic impact of HS2 on the UK economy?
- To reduce the cost of the project, where can the most effective savings be made?
- Do you agree with Sir Terry Morgan, former chairman of HS2 Ltd, that it was a mistake to call it ‘High Speed 2'?
- What “shovel-ready” alternatives are there to HS2 for rail investment in the midlands and the North of England?
- Should HS2 go ahead regardless of cost? At what point does the project become too expensive?
- What are the main environmental challenges that HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and the Midlands Engine must face up to if they proceed in full?
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