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Economic Case for HS2

Inquiry Status: Report published on 25 March 2015; the government response was published on 2 July 2015. 

The inquiry was the first the Committee have undertaken under the new Chairmanship of Lord Hollick. The scope of the inquiry was limited to the economic case for the development of HS2. It did not cover aspects of planning or the impact of the Hybrid Bill on individuals with property on the proposed HS2 route.

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Members' interests in relation to this inquiry

The Members of the Economic Affairs Committee have declared the following interests in relation to this inquiry:

Members are required to register any financial and non-financial interests that a reasonable member of the public might think would influence their actions in Parliament. The full text of the Register is available online: