HS2 Construction Work

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Dear Department for Transport,

On February 11th 2019, Rail Minister Andrew Jones stated:

"Already there are 7,000 jobs supported by the [HS2] programme; already over 2,000 businesses have HS2 contracts; and already the diggers are on the ground in Birmingham. Building has started."


Given that none of the final designs for any part have been signed off as of this date, you could you please specify exactly where 'building has started'.

I do not wish to know where archaeological work, hedgerow clearance, demolitions, utilities diversions and the like are taking place, as these are very specifically enabling works, which do not qualify in any way shape or form as 'building' HS2.

I hope I have made this request abundantly clear.

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 P0017134.

A response will be issued to you in due course.


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

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Christopher Curson, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Rukin


Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry under the Freedom
of Information Act.


Yours sincerely



[1][IMG]          Christopher Curson 
Correspondence and Briefing, High Speed Rail Group 

3/11-15, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR  

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