HS2 in Hansard 16/01/2014

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 October 2013,

Official Report, column 123W, on High Speed 2, which

individuals engaged by HS2 Ltd are still engaged via

personal service companies. [182867]

Mr Goodwill: Pursuant to the answer provided on

22 October 2013, Official Report, column 123W, HS2

Ltd engage 36 people through Personal Service Companies.

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

what public relations, media or communications

organisations, companies or individuals not directly

employed by HS2 Ltd or his Department have been

contracted to work on High Speed 2; and howmuch has

been paid to them to date. [182869]

Mr Goodwill: The Department and HS2 Ltd have

contracted the following external organisations and

made the following payments for the provision of public

relations, media or communications advice to HS2 since

the company was set up through to December 2013.

 
                                                £
DfT
Westbourne Communications                                           23,952
HS2 Ltd
Westbourne Communications Ltd                                          328,874
MHP Communications Ltd                                           37.080

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

with reference to section 7.10 of the non-technical

summary of the London-West Midlands Environmental

Statement published in November 2013, how many

people are available along the route who could take

advantage of preferment for employment.

Mr Goodwill: HS2 will provide employment opportunities

for people with a wide range of skills and these would

be openly available, including to those who live close to

the proposed route. HS2 will not only help businesses

expand, creating employment, it will also give young

people opportunities to get new skills, get a job and a

career.

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