High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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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 discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on how many migrant workers from each of the standard occupational classifications in the shortage occupation list will be required to complete High Speed Two.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

As part of its comprehensive Skills, Employment and Education strategy, HS2 Ltd has undertaken detailed labour and skills demand and supply forecasting and analysis (https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/13145027/CS1006-HS2-labour-and-skills-demand-and-supply-forecasting-and-analysis.pdf ) which is designed to ensure the project’s skills needs are met and that it leaves a positive employment legacy across the whole of the UK.

This work does not include an analysis of how many migrant workers from each of the standard occupational classifications in the shortage occupation list will be required to complete High Speed Two.

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