Key MPs’ committee sceptical on HS2 and HS3

AN influential committee of MPs have said they remain sceptical about the ability of the government to deliver the £50bn HS2 and HS3 high speed rail network projects to budget.

The Public Affairs Committee said the £50bn included a generous contingency and it was concerned this would be used to mask cost overspends.

In a statement supporting the release of its report into the rail infrastructure programme, committee chairman Margaret Hodge said: "Investment in major rail infrastructure programmes takes a lon... For the full story register now for free or login below...