HS2 £17m expenditure between 2014-2019 in GERS spending database

Mary Jones made this Freedom of Information request to Scottish Government

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Dear Scottish Government,

GERS Alleged HS2 Identified spend in Scotland

Source
https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/do...

£2m = 2014-15
£2m = 2015-16
£6m = 2016-17
-£9m = 2017-18
£15m = 20118-19

£17m = Total 2014-19

Has the above sum actually been verified, and how much certainty + - £1m as to accuracy?
Has the sum been spent in Scotland?
Which Scottish budgets suffered a loss?

Yours faithfully,

Mary Jones

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202000123753
Your Reference: request-712286-40bb9c38

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Dear Scottish Government,

I'm fully aware of UK Government methodology!

The FOI Request was concerning GERS.

Can you confirm GERS using whatever methodology it decides has over the last 5 years allocated

£17m expenditure to Scotland in relation to HS2 (High Speed 2)?

If you refuse to answer coherently and based only on my FOI Request, please forward this correspondence to the relevant team to conduct an internal review based on Not Answering a simple question based on your own published figures.

Yours faithfully,

Mary Jones

Scottish Government

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Dear Mary Jones,

 

Thank you for your further queries. I can confirm that Government
Expenditure & Revenue Scotland (GERS) uses the same methodology for High
Speed 2 as HM Treasury’s Country and Regional Analysis publication. As
such, the figures you quote show the current spending for High Speed 2 in
GERS.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Iain Pearce

Economic Analysis and Modelling
Office of the Chief Economic Adviser 
Scottish Government
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