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High Speed 2: Progress at Summer 2021


One year ago the Public Accounts Committee reported that the High-Speed 2 rail project was “badly off course” with project managers “blindsided by contact with reality”, as it raised serious concerns about the official account that had been provided to the Committee, over time, of the project’s health. 

The Committee is now recalling senior officials at the Department for Transport and executives at HS2 Ltd, as well as representatives of construction and local authority stakeholder groups.

If you have new evidence that has not previously been submitted on:

  • How the HS2 programme is progressing
  • HS2 Ltd and the Department’s readiness to move into construction of Phase One 
  • How HS2 Ltd and the Department are managing other parts of the programme

- please submit it here by 6pm on Thursday 17 June 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Seventeenth Report- HS2 Summer 2021
Inquiry High Speed 2: Progress at Summer 2021
HC 329
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Seventeenth report from Session 2021-22
HC 329
Government Response
Response to this report
Correspondence from the Department for Transport relating to the Committee's report HS2 Summer 2021, dated 1 December 2021
HC 329

Oral evidence transcripts

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24 June 2021
Inquiry High Speed 2: Progress at Summer 2021
Oral Evidence
21 June 2021
Inquiry High Speed 2: Progress at Summer 2021
Oral Evidence
Murray Stewart (Agent at Wendover Parish Council) (HS20007)
Mike Haville (Director at ITP Sales Ltd) (HS20002)
Hyde Heath Village Society (HS20003)

Contact us

  • Email:
  • Phone: 020 7219 5776 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 8480 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA