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High Speed Two

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the company High Speed Two was incorporated; what type of company it is; when its (a) memorandum of association and (b) articles of association were drawn up; and what provisions of company law govern its operation. (258967)

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited was incorporated on 14 January 2009. It is a private company limited by guarantee and its operation is governed by the normal provisions of company law set out in the Companies Acts. Copies of the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association have been placed in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the statement of 15 January 2009, Official Report, columns 359-60, on transport infrastructure, what further steps he has taken to establish High Speed Two; and which individuals he (a) has approached and (b) plans to approach to seek their involvement in the company. (259404)

[holding answer 27 February 2009]: Britain's transport infrastructure: High Speed Two, published in January 2009, stated that High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd. would draw on resources from Network Rail and the Department for Transport. The process for recruitment of these resources is a matter for the company.