HS2 in the House of Lords

  • Extract from House of Lords Economics Affairs Committee Report, 25 March 2015:-

“The construction of HS2 … will be one of the most expensive infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK.  The Government has yet to make a convincing case for proceeding with the project … It is not at all clear that HS2 represents the best most cost-effective solution to the problems it is intended to solve.”

  • For full Report, click here
  • The Government has blocked nearly half the petitioners to the House of Lords Select Committee on HS2, preventing individuals and action groups from making their cases.
  • The Select Committee’s brief is very narrow, so the bill is not receiving the full scrutiny normally expected from the House of Lords as a revising chamber.