Date lodged: 21 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has undertaken of the economic benefits that the HS2 rail line could bring to Scotland.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 19 July 2017
The Broad options for upgraded and high speed railways to the North of England and Scotland Report, published by HS2 Ltd in March 2016, contained an economic analysis of the benefits that the HS2 rail line could bring to Scotland. The report acknowledges that further analysis would be needed to understand all potential benefits. Further benefit analysis work is currently being undertaken by Transport Scotland and Network Rail.