All 2015 HS2 MPA reports

Joe Rukin made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Department for Transport.

Dear Department for Transport,

It has come to my attention that at some point in 2015 the Major Projects Authority stopped producing reports on the HS2 project as a whole, instead choosing to split the project into different sections, quite probably based on the different phases of the project, and conduct reviews and produce reports on this basis.

As such I wish to know:

1) How the HS2 project was split up for purposes of MPA review and reports in 2015.

2) The dates each review/report took place.

3) The overall delivery confidence assessment or traffic light rating given in each of these reports.

4) The recommendations made in each of these reports.

5) The feedback given by HS2 Ltd regarding any such recommendations.

6) The actual reports.

Whilst you will, as usual, ignore this point altogether, these requests are made not under the FOI Act, but the EIRs.

Additionally, whilst I fully expect you will claim exemptions under Sections 35 or 36 of the FOI Act, if indeed I get a reply at all, I do sincerely hope that instead of a blanket refusal you will seriously consider releasing some of the information contained in this request.

Yours faithfully,

Joe Rukin

Department for Transport

Dear Joe Rukin,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0013243.

A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Ivan Pocock
Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
Information & Security Division
Zone D/04
Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

highspeedrail, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Rukin

 

Thank you for your information request received on 19 January 2016. Please
see attached a response letter.

 

Many thanks

 

High Speed Rail Group

 

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highspeedrail, Department for Transport

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Rukin

 

Thank you for your information request received on 19 January 2016. Please
see attached a response letter.

 

Many thanks

 

High Speed Rail Group

 

 

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Dear Department for Transport,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Transport's handling of my EIR request 'All 2015 HS2 MPA reports'.

I am exceptionally disappointed with the response to my previous request. It seems you have deliberately decided to misunderstand part one of my request, by deciding that ‘for the purposes of’ meant that I was suggesting the HS2 project had been split into sections purely for the reasons of MPA assessment. This was clearly not the case and is typical of what I have come to expect, in that the culture of misinformation within HS2 Ltd permeates even the simplest of requests.
For clarity, I want to know what parts of HS2 have been reported on, eg Phase 1, Phase 2a, Phase 2b.
With regards to the rest of your response, it is clear to me that the information will be environmental in nature and I request an internal review.

A full history of my EIR request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Joe Rukin

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear Joe Rukin,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your internal review request dated the 4th April 2016. A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Ivan Pocock
FOI Advice Team, Group Commercial Services Directorate

Department for Transport
D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North,
St Leonards on Sea, TN37 7GA

highspeedrail, Department for Transport

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Rukin

 

Thank you for your request on 4 April 2016 for an internal review. Please
find attached a response letter.

                                                     

Many thanks

 

High Speed Rail Group

 

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Rachel Hersey, Department for Transport

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Mr Rukin,

 

Please find attached correspondence regarding case FER0641545.

 

Many thanks,

Rachel

 

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Joe Rukin left an annotation ()

The status of this request remains as 'refused', as whilst some of the information has now been published, this was as a result of a decision in my favour at First Tier Tribunal in the Ewing/Rukin (No 2) case.