High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th July 2018.

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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 break clauses have been written into the contracts for High Speed Two contractors working on Phase One; and in what circumstances those clauses can be triggered.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

There are break clauses in the contracts between HS2 and its suppliers. The precise wording is dependent upon a number of factors and is negotiated with individual suppliers on a case-by-case basis, taking account of all of the surrounding circumstances.

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