House of Lords casts doubt on HS2 strategy

The government has not made a convincing case for HS2 in relation to capacity, cost and rebalancing the economy.

This is the conclusion of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee, which today published a report outlining the deficiencies in the government’s case for HS2.

The government sets two main objectives for HS2: increasing capacity on the railway and rebalancing the economy but it fails to make a case for either, concludes the report.

In the following video, Lord Hollick, chairman of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee outlines where the government has fallen short on it plans to roll out HS2.