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... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...