High Speed Two: Resignations

Department for Transport written question – answered on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Lord Truscott Lord Truscott Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the delivery of HS2 of the resignation of Sir Terry Morgan as chairman.

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

The Government announced on 5 December that Allan Cook CBE DSc has been appointed as the new Chair of HS2 Ltd. Mr Cook is a chartered engineer with more than 40 years’ international experience in the infrastructure, automotive, aerospace and defence industries.

HS2 has made impressive progress in the past 18 months. The regeneration of the West Midlands and Curzon Street in Birmingham are now well underway.

HS2 Ltd continues to work with its supply chain partners ahead of main construction work on Phase 1, and is working to deliver services from London to Birmingham from 2026 in line with the target delivery date.

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