HS2 in Hansard 21/10/2013

TRANSPORT

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Andrew Bridgen: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport how many consultation requests from local

planning authorities have been received by HS2 Ltd

pursuant to the Safeguarding Directions for Phase 1 since

9 July 2013; from which local planning authorities such

requests have been received; how many such consultation

requests are EIA development as defined in the Town

and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment)

Regulations 2011; howmany recommendations for refusal

of the grant of planning permission have been made;

how many such recommendations are of (a) EIA

development and (b) non-EIA development; how many

recommendations have been made by HS2 Ltd that

conditions be imposed on a planning permission in

order to protect the High Speed 2 project; how many of

those recommendations are of (i) EIA development and

(ii) non-EIA development; how many referrals have

been made to him where a local planning authority is

minded to approve an application for planning permission

against the advice of HS2 Ltd; and what the results of

each such referral have been. [R] [171089]

Mr Goodwill: There have been 30 consultation requests

from local planning authorities received by HS2 Ltd

pursuant to the Safeguarding Directions for Phase 1

since 9 July 2013. The local planning authorities that

such requests have been received from are:

Birmingham City Council

Hertfordshire County Council

London Borough of Brent

London Borough of Ealing

London Borough of Hillingdon

Lichfield District Council

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

North Warwickshire Borough Council

Oxfordshire County Council

Stratford-upon-Avon District Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

South Northamptonshire Council

Warwickshire County Council

Westminster City Council

Four of these consultation requests are for EIA

development as defined in theTown and Country Planning

(Environmental Impact Assessment)Regulations 2011. Of

these, three recommendations for refusal to grant planning

permission have been made. Two recommendations are

for EIA development and one for non-EIA development.

Two recommendations have been made by HS2 Ltd

that conditions be imposed on a planning permission

in order to protect the High Speed 2 project. No

recommendations are of EIA development and two are

non-EIA development.

There have been no referrals where a local planning

authority is minded to approve an application for planning

permission against the advice of HS2 Ltd.

High Speed Two

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport pursuant to the answer of 9 October 2013,

Official Report, columns 191-92W, if he will publish

(a) the shortlisted executive search consultants being

considered to manage the recruitment of non executive

directors to HS2 Ltd and (b) the date on which the

appointment will be made. [171230]

Mr Goodwill: Tenders for this requirement were invited

from all 14 executive search firms on Lot 1 of the

Cabinet Office Framework for Executive Search and

Selection Services (F313). The Department’s requirement

is the subject of a competitive tender and at this time no

firms have been shortlisted.

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

pursuant to the answers of 9 October 2013, Official

Report, columns 193-4W, on High Speed 2 railway line,

if he will list all the key stakeholders that attended the

meetings with the Board of HS2 Ltd and the names of

the Board members attending the meetings hosted in

Birmingham and Liverpool. [171289]

Mr Goodwill: The members who attended the HS2

Ltd Board meetings are as follows:

Board meeting held in Birmingham on 18 July 2013:

Douglas Oakervee;

Alison Munro;

Sir Brian Briscoe;

Richard Brown;

Duncan Sutherland;

Mike Welton;

Andrew McNaughton; and

Beth West.

Board meeting held in Liverpool on 19 September 2013:

Douglas Oakervee;

Alison Munro;

Richard Brown;

Duncan Sutherland;

Mike Welton;

Andrew McNaughton; and

Beth West.

The lists of key stakeholders attending the receptions

with the board members in Birmingham and Liverpool

are as follows:

5W Written Answers 21 OCTOBER 2013 Written Answers 6W

HS2 Ltd Board meeting—Birmingham Stakeholders

attending reception

Arup

Aston University

ATP Industries Group

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Birmingham City University

BT

Centra

Councillor Sir Albert Bore, Birmingham city council

Dains Accountants and Business Advisors

Effigy Blinds

Jerry Blackett, chief executive, Birmingham Chamber

Miller Group

Pinsent Masons

Solihull MBC

Southern Staffordshire Chamber

Squires Sanders Hammonds

The Boots Company plc

The National Exhibition Centre

The Skills Show.

HS2 Ltd Board meeting—Liverpool Stakeholders attending

reception

AIMES Grid Services CIC

Birkenhead Sixth Form College

British Transport Police

Chappelle Construction Solutions

CILT

Councillor Anthony Carr, Merseyside Integrated Transport

Authority

CPT Northwestern

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Digital Tachograph

EAME

Earth and Marine Environmental Consultants

Emanysys

FRSA

George Howarth MP

Halton council

IBI Taylor Young Ltd

Institute of Civil Engineers

Invest Sefton

Keppie Massie

Kier Construction Ltd

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group

Liverpool John Moores University

Merseyrail

Merseytravel

Mint Transport Consultancy

Mott MacDonald

Neptune Developments

Network Rail

North West Active Travel Network

NW Business Leader team

Peel Ports

Royal Haskoning

The Aspire Trust

The Athenaeum

The Knowledge Group and Discover Liverpool

The Owen Ellis Partnership

Transport for Leigh

TravelWatch NV

University of Liverpool

Weightmans LLP

West Lancashire district council.

High Speed Two Growth Taskforce

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) what criteria were used to select members of the

HS2 Growth Task Force; and how many candidates

were identified for interview as part of the selection

process; [171345]

(2) whether his Department used external recruitment

agencies in connection with the appointment of members

to the HS2 Growth Task Force. [171346]

Mr Goodwill: Lord Deighton, as chair of the taskforce,

approached the members on the basis of their experience

and expertise relevant to the taskforce’s terms of reference,

which can be found at

https://www.gov.uk/government/policy-advisory-groups/hs2-growth-taskforce

The members are not paid. No external recruitment

agencies were used.
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/chan59.pdf

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