Date as email
Dear Graeme Amis,
Thank you for your information request which was received on 23 November 2021. Your
request has been considered under the Freedom of Information (‘FOI’) Act 2000 (‘the Act’).
“Please could you let me know how many staff you have working full time on fraud and
corruption/ as part of the fraud and anti-bribery/corruption team for the following
years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Please also let me know how many investigations were conducted in each of these
HS2 Ltd holds information relevant to your request. However, we are withholding this on the
• Section 31(1)(a): Law Enforcement - Prevention of Crime
exempts information if its disclosure is likely to prejudice the prevention or
detection of crime. Please see https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/31
more detail. Please see Annex A
for the details of our reasoning.
You can find details of fraud, bribery and corruption reporting in our annual reports and
accounts. Please see the links below.
- page 35
- page 42 2018-19
- page 30 2017-18
- page 27
HS2 website includes a link to our Anti-fraud and anti-bribery policy - https://www.hs2.org.uk/about-us/our-publication-scheme/our-policies-and-procedures/
Right to Review
If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request or with the decisions made in
relation to your request, you may complain in writing to HS2 Ltd. Please find below details of
HS2 Ltd’s complaints procedure which includes your right to complain to the Information
Please remember to quote reference number FOI-21-4662
in any future communication
relating to this request.
Yours sincerely J. Palmer
Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Adviser
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
Your right to complain to HS2 Ltd and the Information Commissioner
You have the right to complain to HS2 Ltd within 40 working days of the date of this response
about the way in which your request for information was handled and/or about the decision
not to disclose all or part of the information requested.
Your complaint will be acknowledged, and you will be advised of a target date by which to
expect a response. Initially your complaint will be re-considered by the official who dealt with
your request for information. If, after careful consideration, that official decides that his/her
decision was correct, your complaint will automatically be referred to a senior independent
official who will conduct a further review. You will be advised of the outcome of your
complaint and if a decision is taken to disclose information originally withheld this will be
done as soon as possible.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can
be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office