MPs questioned Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and KPMG on the planned High Speed 2 rail line between London and Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds on 26 November 2013.
On Monday, the government published the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill which gives full details of the proposed route between London and Birmingham and environmental impacts.
The HS2 bill and supporting material stretch to 49,814 pages.
In this one-off session, MPs heard from:
- Richard Threlfall, UK head of infrastructure, buildings and construction, KPMG
- Lewis Atter, associate partner, global infrastructure, KPMG
- Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport
- David Prout, director general of High Speed 2