Earlier this month, Steve Baker, MP for High Wycombe, asked Justine Greening about some of the money already spent on HS2. The government has already spent over £25.8 million – enough to complete a number of smaller transport projects. (But it is dwarfed by the £33 billion total cost of building HS2.)
Steve Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which consultants are being or have been used on the High Speed 2 project; and what the
(a) remit and
(b) cost to the public purse was of their services in each case. 
Justine Greening: The following table provides information on the consultants used by both HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport since the inception of HS2 Ltd in 2009 to present. It also gives information on their remit and associated costs.
That’s a total of over £25 million on consultancy already spent. It does not include any of the costs of HS2 Ltd themselves or the Department for Transport.
And lets hope that – unlike Justine Greening’s reply in Parliament to John Redwood – she’s not forgotten something.Tags: ALOGIT, Arup, Atkins, Bircham Dyson Bell, Bombadier, Bombardier Inc., Booz, CB Richard Ellis, CCH Wolters Kluwer, CCH Wolters Kluwer (UK) LTD, Davis Langdon, DbyD, DG Consultant. ELM Environment, Energy Strategy, Ernst & Young LLP, Eversheds LLP, Justine Greening, Landmark Chambers, Mott Macdonald, MSG, MVA, Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, News, Oliver Wyman Consulting Limited., Paul Jenkins Associates Ltd, Rand Europe, Reg Harman Consultancy, Roswell Wright, Steve Baker, Stoneywood Consultants Organisation, Systra, Temple Ltd, THE HAY GROUP MANAGEMENT LTD, Thornton Springer, UKPNS Traction