HS2 Correspondence between the Rail Minister and HM Treasury

The request was refused by HM Treasury.

Dear Her Majesty’s Treasury,

The recent NAO report on the South Yorkshire Tram - Train project refers to correspondence between the Rail Minister and HM Treasury covering key decisions to proceed in the face of significantly increasing costs.

Could you please provide any similar correspondence relating to the HS2 project?

Yours faithfully,

J Marriott

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

Thank you for your email.  This is an automatic acknowledgement to confirm
that we have received your communication safely.  Please do not reply to
this email. 

 

Please note that this mailbox is only for requests made under the Freedom
of Information Act (FOI).

 

Other enquiries should be sent to the following email address

[1][email address]

 

This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the
use of the individual(s) to whom they are addressed. If you are not the
intended recipient and have received this email in error, please notify
the sender and delete the email. This footnote also confirms that our
email communications may be monitored to ensure the secure and effective
operation of our systems and for other lawful purposes, and that this
email has been swept for malware and viruses.

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. I write to confirm receipt of your request and to let you know that it is receiving attention. If you have any enquiries regarding your request do not hesitate to contact us.

Regards,

Information Rights Team

show quoted sections

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

1 Attachment

Dear J Marriott

 

Please find attached a letter in response to your Freedom of Information
request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Unit | Correspondence and Information Rights | HM
Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ  
[1]www.gov.uk/hm-treasury

This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the
use of the individual(s) to whom they are addressed. If you are not the
intended recipient and have received this email in error, please notify
the sender and delete the email. This footnote also confirms that our
email communications may be monitored to ensure the secure and effective
operation of our systems and for other lawful purposes, and that this
email has been swept for malware and viruses.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.gov.uk/hm-treasury

Dear FOI Requests,

FOI2017/11740

You asked me to clarify / simplify my previous request regarding communications between HM Treasury and the Rail Minister regarding HS2. I find it hard to believe that it would take one person 3.5 days to locate and extract this information unless there has been an extraordinarily large amount of correspondence or emails regarding this matter, which I assume are stored in an electronic retrieval system. I am interested specifically in whether HM Treasury has given any reassurances, approvals or expressed any concerns to DfT/HS2 Ltd regarding expenditure on this project. The period I am interested relates to period since May 2015, or if that is considered too long, the last 12 months.

Yours sincerely,

J Marriott

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

Thank you for your email.  This is an automatic acknowledgement to confirm
that we have received your communication safely.  Please do not reply to
this email. 

 

Please note that this mailbox is only for requests made under the Freedom
of Information Act (FOI).

 

Other enquiries should be sent to the following email address

[1][email address]

 

This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the
use of the individual(s) to whom they are addressed. If you are not the
intended recipient and have received this email in error, please notify
the sender and delete the email. This footnote also confirms that our
email communications may be monitored to ensure the secure and effective
operation of our systems and for other lawful purposes, and that this
email has been swept for malware and viruses.

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. I write to confirm receipt of your request and to let you know that it is receiving attention. If you have any enquiries regarding your request do not hesitate to contact us.

Regards,

Information Rights Team

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

1 Attachment

Dear J Marriott

 

Please find attached a letter in response to your Freedom of Information
request.

 

For ease of reference, the attached letter contains the following
clickable hyperlink:

 

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Unit | Correspondence and Information Rights | HM
Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ  
[2]www.gov.uk/hm-treasury

 

 

This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the
use of the individual(s) to whom they are addressed. If you are not the
intended recipient and have received this email in error, please notify
the sender and delete the email. This footnote also confirms that our
email communications may be monitored to ensure the secure and effective
operation of our systems and for other lawful purposes, and that this
email has been swept for malware and viruses.

References

Visible links
1. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
2. http://www.gov.uk/hm-treasury

Dear FOI Requests,

Further to your reply dated 11th September 2017 I would like to narrow down my request to matters that relate specifically to any communications, reports or documents which concern the role and actions of Accounting Officers in HS2 Ltd and DfT having regard to the principles set out in Section 3 "Managing Public Money". Given that HS2 is such a major project, estimated to cost at least £57bn, it would seem that if there are any concerns regarding the actions of Accounting Officers they would be easy to locate in your document retrieval system. I would hope that given the very wide public interest in HS2 you would be able to extend your search beyond the limit of £600, but if not, please provide what you can within that limit.

In your reply you referred to the HS2 Business Case. Did HM Treasury scrutinise the business case?

Yours sincerely,

J Marriott

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

Dear J Marriott,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. I write to confirm receipt of your request and to let you know that it is receiving attention. If you have any enquiries regarding your request do not hesitate to contact us.

Please Note: HM Treasury has a dedicated email address for the public to make FOI requests, [HM Treasury request email].

Kind regards

Information Rights Unit | Correspondence and Information Rights | HM Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ | www.gov.uk/hm-treasury

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

1 Attachment

Dear J Marriott

 

Please find attached a letter in response to your Freedom of Information
request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Unit |  HM Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A
2HQ   [1]www.gov.uk/hm-treasury

This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the
use of the individual(s) to whom they are addressed. If you are not the
intended recipient and have received this email in error, please notify
the sender and delete the email. This footnote also confirms that our
email communications may be monitored to ensure the secure and effective
operation of our systems and for other lawful purposes, and that this
email has been swept for malware and viruses.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.gov.uk/hm-treasury