Proposed High Speed Rail link - payments under Barnett formula

Peter Jones made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department for Transport

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please could you confirm what payments, if any, would be made to the devolved regions of the UK as a result of applying the Barnett formula to the cost of building the proposed Scotland to London High Speed Rail link.

I appreciate that the project is at a planning stage and that the question is to some extent hypothetical but, assuming the project is completed at the estimate of £34bn and that current arrangements for the Barnett formula apply, what payments would be made?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Jones

Lara Bolch, Department for Transport

Dear Mr Jones

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information about the proposed high speed rail link which has been allocated the above reference number. A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Department for Transport
Information Rights Unit
D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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Stephen Wolstenholme, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Jones

Please find attached a reply to your FOI request.

Yours sincerely

S. Wolstenholme

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Dear Stephen Wolstenholme,

Thank you for your considered reply. It is difficult to respond to hypothetical questions and I appreciate the detailed explanation given.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Jones