A letter from Martin Tett to HS2 Ltd, asking them if they will update the HS2 business case.
As Martin says in the letter, this needs to “reflect the welcome and significant improvements to the East Coast and Midland Mainline… [which] will both increase capacity and reduce journey times on these routes by 2019, significantly reducing the incremental benefits of HS2, which will give no benefits for either of these routes until 2033 at the earliest.”
Martin also asks for confirmation that the updated business case will take into account the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee.
In addition, Martin asks for confirmation that the base case will take into account the update GDP forecasts from November 2011 and March 2012.
Via David Lidington MP.