Tuesday 3 September 2019 / 1:45 PM Andy McDonald

Government has misled Parliament and the public on costs of HS2 – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the written ministerial statement on the HS2 project which is 7 years late and £20bn over budget, said:

“Successive Conservative Transport Ministers have shown themselves to be utterly incompetent and unable to oversee the finances and governance of HS2, among other infrastructure projects.

“This government has misled both Parliament and the public about the cost of HS2. People need to have confidence in the project, so this delay is bad news for the UK transport system as a whole and the north of England in particular.

“Labour will bring our railways into public ownership so they are run in the interests of passengers, not for private profit, to deliver significantly improved services and affordable fares.”