High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) permanent employees, (2) agency staff, (3) consultants, and (4) contractors are employed on the HS2 Phase 1 project.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

HS2 Ltd currently employ 1,255 permanent employees. 427 individuals directly work in the Phase One Directorate. The remaining workforce includes those working on Phase 2, in addition to employees in enabling teams that support the delivery of the new railway.

There are 4 agency staff also working in the Phase One Directorate. HS2 Ltd does not hold information on the number of consultants and contractors working on Phase 1, as services are contracted through third party companies.

The Department for Transport also employs 28 permanent employees and 1 contractor working in the HS2 Phase One Directorate.

Both HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport are committed to transparency and publish information about our workforce in the respective Annual Report and Accounts.

All numbers are based on headcount.

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