Email received by one of the Stop HS2 supporters, who contacted the Dft about the inconsistancy.
Dear Mr XXXX,
Thank you for your enquiry of 15th January 2012 about high speed rail. I have been asked to reply.
I can confirm that there was an error in the Consultation Summary Report that was published on the 10th January 2012.
The first paragraph under the heading ‘Question 6’ on page 15 of the report should read as follows:
‘A total of 36,918 consultation responses comment on the Appraisal of Sustainability (AoS), including 614 which express satisfaction or endorsement and 158 who express support with some caveats; 536 which offer comments or suggestions, and 14,170 which express concerns that the AoS is insufficient.’
This error has now been corrected on the online version of the report and erratum slips issued to hard copies.
Thank you for bringing this to the Department’s attention and I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
High Speed Rail Team
Names removed to protect the individuals privacy. The correct number of responses expressing satisfaction with the Appraisal of Sustainability is 614 (not the 6147 given in the original paragraph).