HS2 in Hansard 22/01/2013

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

how many new public sector jobs have been created to

promote HS2; and what the cost to the public purse is

of such jobs. [138618]

Mr Simon Burns: There are 10 permanent jobs within

the HS2 Ltd Communications team engaged in the

promotion of HS2 plus two jobs which are fixed term

appointments. These fixed term appointments are due

to end in March 2013 and July 2013 respectively.

The total cost of employment of all 12 roles is

£45,559 per calendar month, including pay and employer

NI and pension contributions.