HS2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1149
Question By: 
Gareth Bacon
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The answer prepared by your officials to my question 2014/5146 avoided answering the question. For the avoidance of doubt please tell me if, in your opinion, HS2 could go ahead if the next Mayor of London was opposed to it being built?

Answer

Answer for HS2

Answer for HS2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

HS2 has cross party support at the national level.  HS2 represents a key element in reshaping the nation's transport network to enable the UK economy to deliver growth in a more balanced and sustainable manner.  

As such, it is hard to imagine HS2 not going ahead, and the role of the Mayor is to influence the emerging plans for HS2 in order to secure the best outcome for London.