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Transport

Volume 551: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2012

HS2 Ltd

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff have been employed at HS2 Ltd in each month since its creation.

[Official Report, 17 July 2012, Vol. 548, c. 630-31W.]

Letter of correction from Simon Burns:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Garston and Halewood (Maria Eagle) on 17 July 2012.

The full answer given was as follows: (109287)

[holding answer 24 May 2012]: From the time HS2 was established until my decision to proceed with High Speed Rail in January 2012, HS2 Ltd staff comprised a mix of direct employees, secondees from DFT and Network Rail and temporary staff. Following the announcement, a development partner, CH2M Hill, was appointed. Its staff (86) was integrated into the HS2 organisation structure between March and May and are included in the following numbers. Further recruitment has been undertaken, and is continuing, to provide HS2 Ltd with the capability to deliver its extended remit. In addition, HS2 is now moving to secure permanent appointments into roles and reduce to a minimum its need for temporary staff.

Month ending

Number of staff

2010

April

34

May

40

June

43

July

46

August

46

September

56

October

61

November

60

December

61

2011

January

60

February

70

March

78

April

80

May

80

June

80

July

80

August

81

September

86

October

87

November

90

December

92

2012

January

100

February

103

March

171

April

210

May

226

The correct answer should have been:

[holding answer 24 May 2012]: From the time HS2 was established until my decision to proceed with High Speed Rail in January 2012, HS2 Ltd staff comprised a mix of direct employees, secondees from DFT and Network Rail and temporary staff. Following the announcement, a development partner, CH2M Hill, was appointed. Its staff (86) was integrated into the HS2 organisation structure between March and May and are included in the following numbers. Further recruitment has been undertaken, and is continuing, to provide HS2 Ltd with the capability to deliver its extended remit. In addition, HS2 is now moving to secure permanent appointments into roles and reduce to a minimum its need for temporary staff.

Month ending

Number of staff

2010

April

34

May

40

June

43

July

46

August

46

September

56

October

61

November

60

December

61

2011

January

60

February

70

March

78

April

80

May

80

June

80

July

80

August

81

September

86

October

87

November

90

December

92

2012

January

100

February

103

March

192

April

210

May

226