• Wendover Parish Council

Commons Written Answers

1st July 2021


Answered on: Tuesday 29 June 2021

Department for Transport

Rachael Maskell (York Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on HS2 Phase 2b Eastern Leg. [19628]

Andrew Stephenson (Pendle):The Eastern Leg of Phase 2b is being considered by the Integrated Rail Plan which will consider the sequencing and delivery of HS2, as well as Northern Powerhouse Rail and other major rail schemes to ensure the benefits of these investments are delivered to passengers and communities more quickly. We intend to publish the IRP soon.


Answered on: Tuesday 29 June 2021

Department for Transport

Rachael Maskell (York Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefits of HS2 to York. [19633]

Andrew Stephenson (Pendle):The High Speed Two Phase Two business case, published in July 2017, sets out the benefits of the phase 2b route from the West Midlands to Leeds (Eastern Leg), including to York. On the Eastern leg, the Integrated Rail Plan will consider how to sequence delivery to ensure benefits are realised sooner. It will also ensure the Eastern leg is integrated with plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail and other rail investment projects, to get the best out of the significant investment in rail. The Integrated Rail Plan will be published soon.


Answered on: Tuesday 29 June 2021

Department for Transport

Rachael Maskell (York Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans for the HS2 Phase 2b Eastern Leg to go to York. [19629]

Andrew Stephenson (Pendle):The Eastern Leg of Phase 2b is being considered by the Integrated Rail Plan which will consider the sequencing and delivery of HS2, as well as Northern Powerhouse Rail and other major rail schemes to ensure the benefits of these investments are delivered to passengers and communities more quickly. We intend to publish the IRP soon.


Answered on: Monday 28 June 2021

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Sir Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it the policy of the Government to instruct the Environment Agency to install a comprehensive inspection regime for HS2 tunnelling operations beneath the Misbourne Valley; and if he will make a statement. [20314]

Rebecca Pow (Taunton Deane):The Environment Agency has worked with HS2 Ltd to agree a sufficient monitoring system operated by HS2 Ltd and its contractors to manage the risks posed by the tunnelling operations in the Misbourne Valley. The Environment Agency regularly checks compliance with approvals or permits issued for the construction of High Speed Two along the length of the Phase One route.

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