‘A suppressed Cabinet Office report into the HS2 rail scheme raised “major concerns” about its “risky” construction timetable, poor management, insufficient work on costs and the capability of the people involved, The Telegraph can disclose.
Ministers are fighting to stop full publication of the report, seeking a rare emergency prime ministerial veto to prevent its disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.’
‘A former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has claimed government measures to compensate those affected by HS2 construction are neither “independent” nor “impartial” – and even breach the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
Keir Starmer QC, the recently departed DPP, said the government had failed to come up with a compensation model that properly considered residents and traders affected by the £43billion project.…’ http://www.hamhigh.co.uk
Thanks to NLAT for the links.