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09/02/2013
For some - undercompensated and confiscatory subsidy to HS2, also pay as taxpayers and pay as council tax payers - brilliant.


For some - undercompensated and confiscatory subsidy to HS2, also pay as taxpayers and pay as council tax payers - brilliant.

And this is the sort of answer we get when we ask how money is being allocated: Gobbledegook accounting.



Frank Dobson (Holborn and St Pancras, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the estimated £1.3 billion purchase and compensation costs of the HS2 project relates to the area around Euston station.
Simon Burns (Chelmsford, Conservative)
The £1.3 billion figure represents a modelling output that may be taken as a broad guide to the net cost of the property compensation schemes set out in the current consultation documents. It would be misleading to attempt to disaggregate this figure further, because in practice there may be a wide range of outcomes, depending on the final form of property compensation schemes, the number of property owners who seek compensation, the circumstances of the properties which the Government might purchase, and future local property market trends.

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