HS2 in Hansard 6/6/2013

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport when he expects to publish the study of the

potential capacity benefits for the existing rail network

from the creation of HS2. [157857]

Mr Simon Burns: Network Rail is carrying out a

study to advise the Government on options for the

future use of the existing rail network after Phase Two

of High Speed 2 has been constructed and is operational.

The terms of reference for this study are outlined at

Annex D of the January 2013 Command Paper, which

set out the Government’s initial preferences for Phase

Two of HS2. The results of this study are intended to be

published alongside the public consultation on HS2

Phase Two later this year. This work follows on from the

study published by Network Rail and Passenger Focus

in January 2012 in relation to released capacity from

HS2 Phase One and will include consultation with

local, regional and industry stakeholders.

 

Maria Eagle:To ask the Secretary of State forTransport

how many members of staff at High Speed 2 Ltd are

paid over £100,000 per annum. [157351]

Mr Simon Burns: As of 30 April 2013, there are four

employees of HS2 Ltd whose pay falls into a salary

band over £100,000.

There are a further five employees of HS2 Ltd whose

pay exceeds £100,000 if their allowance in lieu of benefits

is included.

Maria Eagle:To ask the Secretary of State forTransport

what High Speed 2 Ltd’s estimated expenditure for

administration is in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c)

2015-16. [157352]

Mr Simon Burns: HS2 Ltd’s estimated administration

budget for 2013-14 is £5.9 million and for 2014-15 is

£6.4 million.

The administration budget for 2015-16 is being

determined in the current spending round.

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State forTransport

what High Speed 2 Ltd’s estimated expenditure for

headquarters and other office costs is in (a) 2013-14,

(b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16. [157353]

Mr Simon Burns: HS2 Ltd’s estimated expenditure

for headquarters and other office costs for the years

specified are as follows:

table 1

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State forTransport

what budget he has allocated to High Speed 2 Ltd for

(a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16. [157354]

Mr Simon Burns: The total budget allocated to HS2

Ltd for 2013-14 is £247.6 million and for 2014-15 is

£270.1 million. The budget for 2015-16 is yet to be

determined.

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State forTransport

how many members of staff are employed at HS2 Ltd,

by salary bands of £10,000. [157463]

Mr Simon Burns: The number of staff employed by

HS2 Ltd on salary bands of £10,000 is shown in the

following table:

table 2

table 3

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State forTransport

how much has been spent by HS2 Ltd in each year of

the current Parliament to date. [157487]

Mr Simon Burns: The actual spend by HS2 Ltd in the

years specified is as follows:

table 4

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State forTransport

how much High Speed 2 Ltd has spent on headquarters

and other office costs in each year of its operation to

date. [157488]

Mr Simon Burns: HS2 Ltd’s actual spend on

headquarters and other office costs in each year of its

operation to date are as follows:

table 5

 

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State forTransport

howmuch High Speed 2 Ltd has spent on administration

in each year of its operation to date. [157489]

Mr Simon Burns: Until 2011-12, the administration

budget for HS2 Ltd was part of the Department’s wider

rail administration budget. It is not possible to separately

identify HS2 Ltd’s administration costs for this period.

The administration spend for 2011 -12 and 2012-13 is

set out in the table:

table 6

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State forTransport

how much High Speed 2 Ltd has spent on staffing in

each year of its operation to date. [157490]

Mr Simon Burns: HS2 Ltd’s spend on staffing in each

year of its operation to date are as follows:

table 7

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