Lilian Greenwood – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lilian Greenwood on 2016-06-15.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39848, what the estimated cost to the public purse was of preparing and publishing the Hendry report on Replanning Network Rail’s Investment Programme, published on 25 November 2015.

Claire Perry

Network Rail employed two consultancy firms to work on the Hendy Review. Costs associated with this work totalled approximately £470,000.

We are unable to provide further detail as to the proportion of these costs associated purely with report preparation.

The estimated cost to the public purse for publishing the Hendy Report, was £22,735 associated with typesetting and printing.

The above figures do not include costs associated with the embedded workforce because we are unable to disaggregate these costs from staff performing their day to day duties.