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.
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.
Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
Dear Mr Rukin
Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry under the Freedom
of Information Act.
[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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