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. 
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.