In 2015 I warned that HS2 would overspend and was a misuse of public money.
Last week The Sunday Times revealed that the Infrastructure and Projects Authority had found that that HS2 is “highly likely” to go as much as 60% over budget at a cost of “more than £8O million”; that the project is “fundamentally flawed” and in a “precarious position”.
I 2015 I argied that these funds should be used to improve existing infrastructure, including railway lines in the north of England, and commuter services.
This week I asked the Government whether they agree with the findings of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority that HS2 will have “a very high opportunity-cost impact across other government departments “ and that HS2 management has “lack of cohesion and common vision”
This week I received this reply from the Government:
Baroness Sugg, the Department for Transport, has provided the following answer…
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