High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th July 2016.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) staff, (b) recruitment and (c) other costs of press liaison, publicity and marketing of High Speed 2 have been to date.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

For the period of 2011/12 – 2015/16 HS2 Ltd has incurred the following costs associated with press liaison, publicity and marketing of HS2:

(a) staff - £0.9m. This is the total payroll cost for HS2 Ltd staff (i.e. permanent staff). This excludes contingent labour and secondees;

(b) recruitment - HS2 Ltd incurs, manages and controls its recruitment costs centrally and, as such, it is not possible to identify the costs incurred in specific business functions; and

(c) other costs of press liaison, publicity and marketing of High Speed 2 - £1.1m

Expenditure prior to 2011/12 was not broken down by expenditure type in this way.

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