Treasury Questions: Infrastructure 10th December 2013
Helen Jones (Warrington North) (Lab): Can the Chief Secretary confirm that the cost of High Speed 2 has increased by £10 billion under this Government, and can he tell the House when he will get a grip on the costs of this huge infrastructure project?
Danny Alexander: I do not recognise those figures. Back in the spending round in June, I set a cap on the costs of HS2 at £42.6 billion. We intend that it will be delivered substantially under that budget. The question for Labour Members is whether they support this project or not. Frankly, given the enormous benefits it will provide for cities across the north, Labour Members should support the scheme, not constantly undermine it.
Transport Questions: High Speed 2 Railway Line 10th December 2013
Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to his Department’s Estimate of Expense of High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) dated 15 November 2013, if he will update that document to adjust the figures to December 2013 prices. 
Mr Goodwill: The Estimate of Expense is presented in 2011 prices. This price base has been used in presenting all cost information on the project to date to enable a clear comparison of cost as the project progresses. I do not therefore intend to update the Estimate of Expense to adjust the figures to December 2013 prices.