This week, the National Audit Office (NAO) announced that it would be launching an investigation into the East West Rail (EWR) project. Richard met and wrote to the NAO earlier this year, asking them to look into EWR. Richard's letter can be read here and the NAO's reply can be read here.
Richard Fuller MP commented:
After the East West Rail route announcement in May, I called on the National Audit Office (NAO) to look into the flawed business case of EWR and I am very pleased that they have now taken this step. The NAO, the country’s independent guardian of value for money for taxpayers, is to investigate East West Rail.
This investigation will examine three of the most serious questions raised about the East West Rail project, namely:
- how the context for the East West Rail project has changed over time,
- the Department for Transport’s assessments of the economic and strategic case for the East West Rail project,
- the cross-government working to plan and deliver the intended outcomes.
For full details of the NAO investigation, please see the NAO website at: