House of Commons Written Answers 26 February 2014
Mr Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that the report to the Government setting out the results of the Phase Two consultation on High Speed 2 is published. 
Mr Goodwill: In line with previous consultations on HS2, HS2 Ltd will publish a report summarising the responses received to the consultation as part of the advice to the Secretary of State in taking his decision. The decision on Phase Two of HS2 is due to be taken by the end of the year.
House of Commons Written Answers 3 March 2014
Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many responses were received to the High Speed 2 Environmental Statement; and if he will publish the names of those who responded. 
Mr Goodwill: The deadline for sending responses to the Environmental Statement Consultation was midnight on 27 February. As of 1 March we had received 21,700 responses; however, responses posted on the 27 February may not arrive until 3 March so this figure is likely to increase.
We will publish the names of all those who responded, except for those who asked for confidentiality, in due course. This cannot be done at the same time as confirmation of the total number of responses received as additional time is required to redact personal details from these correspondents. These names will be published prior to the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill.
House of Commons Written Answers 6 March 2014
Mr Goodwill: This Government has a strong record on transparency and last year published the first ever Major Projects Authority (MPA) report which included information on all major projects, including High Speed 2. The next annual report will be published in May 2014 and will include the RAG rating for the most recent MPA review of HS2.
Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ensure that the full independent summary of the consultation into the proposed High Speed 2 route from Birmingham to the North of England is published by IPSOS Mori. 
Westminster Hall Debate, Wednesday 26 February 2014
Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter) (Lab): I am delighted to see you in the Chair, Mr Hood. I am sure that my delight is shared by the hon. Member for South West Devon (Mr Streeter), who will be speaking in this debate rather than chairing it.
I would like to start by outlining the current situation, because although the national media and visiting politicians have moved on, we in the south-west are still feeling the impact of the recent storms and floods. The main and only railway route beyond Exeter to the rest of Devon, Plymouth and Cornwall is still severed at Dawlish; the main line providing cross-country services from our region to Bristol, south Wales, the midlands and the north is still under 18 inches of water for more than a mile of its stretch near Bridgwater in Somerset; and, of course, much of the Somerset levels still look as if they have been reclaimed by the sea…..
Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton) (Con): …Those things have to be done, and I echo the words of my hon. Friend the Member for South West Devon (Mr Streeter), who pointed out that billions of pounds are to be spent on HS2. Every time I have been through the Lobby to vote for HS2, I have held my nose for the simple reason that I did not want to support it. If we do not see real and meaningful investment in the west country, it is our duty to speak up and stand up for our constituents, and I believe we will. I look forward to my hon. Friend the Member for South Dorset (Richard Drax) reinforcing that point in a minute.