Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Mr Rukin
24 December 2015
FOI15-1444 – Response
Thank you for your recent information request received via email on 26 November 2015. Your request has
been considered under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000
In your email you stated:
“I note section 2.85 of the Autumn Statement:
“Construction will begin on HS2 during the Parliament, and the
Spending Review confirms a funding envelope of £55.7 billion in
2015 prices, which will deliver HS2 from London to Birmingham by
2026, and to Leeds and Manchester by 2033.”
Regarding this, I would like to know the breakdowns, with and
without contingency, for the costs of:
Search for information
I can confirm that we do hold information that falls within the description of your request, as follows:
£’bn, 2015 Prices
As the project progresses our understanding of costs and how they will be split among the different parts of
the programme matures. We made clear at the time of the Spending Review, the total funding envelope for
HS2 has not increased, and it has just been updated to 2015 prices.
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 at the above address. Please also see attached details of
HS2 Ltd’s complaints procedure and your right to complain to the Information Commissioner.
Please remember to quote reference number FOI15-1444
in any future communications relating to this
Freedom of Information 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 two calendar months of the date of this letter 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