April 3, 2013
HS2: High Court Ruling
John Bercow secures Transport Secretary pledge to consult on Property Bond option for HS2 Compensation.
“As you might be aware, in light of the High Court’ ruling over the HS2 Compensation Consultation, the Department for Transport has decided to re-run the consultation.
“I immediately wrote to the Secretary of State at the Department, Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, urging him to reconsider the Property Bond option which is the only way that everyone affected by HS2 can be fairly compensated. As you will note from his response (below), the Secretary of State has pledged to consult on the Property Bond option.
“I will continue to keep the pressure up on the Department for Transport to ensure that if worst comes to the worst, residents in the Buckingham constituency will not be left out of pocket as a result of a project they neither asked for or want.”