Reports regarding HS2 Ltd

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Dear National Audit Office,

I am writing to request a copy of all reports the NAO has produced in relation to HS2 Ltd.

Yours faithfully,

Graeme Amis

FOI, REQUESTS,

REFERENCE: FOI-1178

 

Dear Mr Amis,

 

Thank you for your request for copies of any reports the National Audit
Office (NAO) has produced in relation to HS2 Ltd.

 

Your request was received 2 August 2018 and I am dealing with it under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

Please contact the FOI team if you have any questions about this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Joseph da Silva | FOI Team
National Audit Office, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road,  Victoria, London,
SW1W 9SP
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7798 7000 | Web: [1]http://www.nao.org.uk/
Helping the nation spend wisely

 

 

 

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FOI, REQUESTS,

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Amis,

 

Please find, attached, our response to your two recent FOI requests.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Joseph da Silva | FOI Team
National Audit Office, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road,  Victoria, London,
SW1W 9SP
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7798 7000 | Web: [1]http://www.nao.org.uk/
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Dear FOI, REQUESTS,

Thank you for the information that you have provided in your response.

1. In the absence of providing the content of the reports the NAO has produced in relation to HS2, it would be appreciated if you could provide a comprehensive list of the reports that are you are unable to share.

You also mention ‘departmental overviews’ and ‘short-guides’ in your response.
2a. Are there any more recent ‘departmental overviews’ or ‘short-guides’?
2b. And are you prepared to release them?

3. Thank you for also providing the value for money reports. I understand that one or several Value for Money updates have been produced by the NAO. Since the Value for Money reports do not fall under your exemption, please provide any Value for Money Updates that have been produced in relation to HS2.

4. On a final note I would like to express some concern that the NAO’s recourse to action in the case of finding ‘significant control weaknesses’ is to ‘report to those charged with governance in the organisation we audit’. Since the HS2 governance has never made it above a rating of ‘limited’, this seems like an ineffective method of carrying out the NAO’s functions. Please let me know any other recourse to action the NAO has when it finds significant control weaknesses.

Yours sincerely,

Graeme Amis

FOI, REQUESTS,

REFERENCE: FOI-1185

 

Dear Mr Amis,

 

Thank you for your request for information, as outlined in your email,
below.

 

Your request was received 24 August 2018 and I am dealing with it under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  We will respond to you
as soon as possible, within the 20 working day deadline of 24 September
2018.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Joseph da Silva | FOI Team
National Audit Office, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road,  Victoria, London,
SW1W 9SP
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7798 7000 | Web: [1]http://www.nao.org.uk/
Helping the nation spend wisely

 

 

 

 

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FOI, REQUESTS, National Audit Office

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Dear Mr Amis,

 

Please find, attached, our response to your Freedom of Information request
of 24 August 2018 (ref FOI-1185).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Joseph da Silva | FOI Team
National Audit Office, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road,  Victoria, London,
SW1W 9SP
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7798 7000 | Web: [1]http://www.nao.org.uk/
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Dear FOI, REQUESTS,

Thank you for your response to my FOI.

As per part 3 of your reply, you provided links to the latest published Value For Money reports.

The ARAC minutes from HS2 Ltd (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...) from May 2018 state that "11.1 National Audit Office Value for Money Update: It was agreed that this item will be considered at the August meeting."

This would imply that HS2 was in possession of an NAO Value for Money update, far more recent than those linked to. Can you please confirm whether any unpublished Value For Money reports exist and provide them if so.

Yours sincerely,

Graeme Amis

FOI, REQUESTS, National Audit Office

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Dear Mr Amis,

 

Please find, attached, a response to your further questions regarding this
FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Joseph da Silva | FOI Team
National Audit Office, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road,  Victoria, London,
SW1W 9SP
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7798 7000 | Web: [1]http://www.nao.org.uk/
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