Dear High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,

Please provide the details of all contracts awarded to PR, marketing and lobbying agencies/companies. This includes any agencies or contractors hired to produce illustrations, animations or other visual or audiovisual materials which do not have a specific design function.

These details should include as a minimum the value of the contract and the party to who it has been awarded.

Please also provide a list of all PR expenditures which have been approved by the DfT and/or the Cabinet Office.

Yours faithfully,

Graeme Amis

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Dear Mr Amis

 

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Dear HS2Enquiries,

I note that this request is now overdue. Please respond to it immediately. If in order to expedite the response it is necessary to prioritise the parts of the request and provide them in different responses, please make the list of all PR expenditures which have been approved by the DfT/Cabinet office a priority.

Yours sincerely,

Graeme Amis

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Thank you for your email which will be dealt with by a member of the HS2
Helpdesk team who will provide a response as soon as possible*. If your
enquiry is urgent and requires immediate attention please contact the 24
hour HS2 Helpdesk line directly on our Freephone number 08081 434 434.

 

Please note that the HS2 Helpdesk is not able to access  emails from 10pm
until 7am on weekdays and from 5pm until 9am on weekends and bank holidays
so all urgent enquiries should be directed to the 24 hour HS2 Helpdesk
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*In accordance with our community commitments, we will respond to
questions and complaints quickly and efficiently, with an acknowledgement
within 2 working days, and responding within 20 working days if we cannot
answer the query straight away.

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Good afternoon

 

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to FOI.

 

Regards

 

Simone Wright |Senior Helpdesk Advisor – | HS2 Ltd 

Tel: 0808 143 4434 | [1][email address] | [2]Facebook | [3]Twitter
| [4]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA | [5]www.gov.uk/hs2

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HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

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Dear Mr Amis,

 

Please see attached our response to your information request, reference
FOI18-2103.

 

Kind regards

 

V Roberts | Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Manager | HS2 Ltd       

Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [1][email address]|
[2]Facebook | [3]Twitter | [4]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA  | [5]www.gov.uk/hs2

 

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Joe Rukin left an annotation ()

Dear V Roberts,

I would like to request an internal review requesting documents relating to all PR/lobbying companies.

Whether the activities these companies perform are classified by HS2 Ltd as PR or lobbying or not is not strictly relevant to this request.

Should HS2 respond more fully following the internal review, for clarity's sake, could HS2 provide not just as a minimum the value of the contract and the party to whom it has been awarded, but a very brief description of what the contract pertains to e.g. 'community engagement services'.

Please also confirm the number of PR, marketing and lobbying requests that have been approved by the DfT/Cabinet Office.

Yours sincerely,

Graeme Amis

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Good afternoon

 

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded.

 

Regards

 

Simone Wright |Senior Helpdesk Advisor – | HS2 Ltd 

Tel: 0808 143 4434 | [1][email address] | [2]Facebook | [3]Twitter
| [4]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA | [5]www.gov.uk/hs2

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HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Dear Mr Amis,

 

Thank you for your email. I am sorry that you are unhappy with the
response to your request for information. I can confirm that we will treat
this as a request for an internal review of the response as required under
the Freedom of Information Act.

 

We will respond to you as soon as possible and within 20 working days (22
November). Your reference for the internal review is FOI18-2103R.

 

Kind regards,

 

V Roberts | Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Manager | HS2 Ltd       

Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [1][email address]|
[2]Facebook | [3]Twitter | [4]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA  | [5]www.gov.uk/hs2

 

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Dear HS2Enquiries,

This internal review is now due. Please respond immediately.

I would like to raise a serious issue with HS2 Ltd's response to FOI requests. The response to this original request was delivered late and I am now waiting for the result of the internal review, on the last possible day it could be delivered to meet the 20 working day time deadline.

I would like to remind HS2 Ltd that the requirement to respond to FOIs promptly is separate to the requirement to respond within 20 working days. ICO guidance is extremely clear on this point. I link to the relevant guidance here https://ico.org.uk/media/1165/time-for-c...

Please share this guidance with the FOI team, as HS2's current modus operandi is clearly in breach of the ICO guidance.

Yours sincerely,

Graeme Amis

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Thank you for your email which will be dealt with by a member of the HS2
Helpdesk team who will provide a response as soon as possible*. If your
enquiry is urgent and requires immediate attention please contact the 24
hour HS2 Helpdesk line directly on our Freephone number 08081 434 434.

 

Please note that the HS2 Helpdesk is not able to access  emails from 10pm
until 7am on weekdays and from 5pm until 9am on weekends and bank holidays
so all urgent enquiries should be directed to the 24 hour HS2 Helpdesk
line number as above.

 

*In accordance with our community commitments, we will respond to
questions and complaints quickly and efficiently, with an acknowledgement
within 2 working days, and responding within 20 working days if we cannot
answer the query straight away.

This email is scanned and cleared by Websense. HS2 Ltd is registered in
England and Wales. Registration Number 06791686, Registered office
Registered office High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill
Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA, England. The information contained in this
e-mail is confidential and may also be subject to legal privilege. It is
intended only for the recipient(s) named above. If you are not named above
as a recipient, you must not read, copy, disclose, forward or otherwise
use the information contained in this email. If you have received this
e-mail in error, please notify the sender (whose contact details are
within the original email) immediately by reply e-mail and delete the
message and any attachments without retaining any copies.

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Amis,

 

Further to our email below please find attached our response to your
request for an internal review.

 

King regards,

 

V Roberts | Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Manager | HS2 Ltd       

Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [1][email address]|
[2]Facebook | [3]Twitter | [4]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA  | [5]www.gov.uk/hs2

 

From: HS2Enquiries
Sent: 25 October 2018 19:42
To: [FOI #518505 email]
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Permissions
for use of PR & Lobbying Firms

 

Dear Mr Amis,

 

Thank you for your email. I am sorry that you are unhappy with the
response to your request for information. I can confirm that we will treat
this as a request for an internal review of the response as required under
the Freedom of Information Act.

 

We will respond to you as soon as possible and within 20 working days (22
November). Your reference for the internal review is FOI18-2103R.

 

Kind regards,

 

V Roberts | Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Manager | HS2 Ltd       

Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [6][email address]|
[7]Facebook | [8]Twitter | [9]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA  | [10]www.gov.uk/hs2

 

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HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Good afternoon

 

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to FOI.

 

Regards

 

Simone Wright |Senior Helpdesk Advisor – | HS2 Ltd 

Tel: 0808 143 4434 | [1][email address] | [2]Facebook | [3]Twitter
| [4]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA | [5]www.gov.uk/hs2

This email is scanned and cleared by Websense. HS2 Ltd is registered in

England and Wales. Registration Number 06791686, Registered office High

Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, 2 Snowhill, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA,

England. The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and

may also be subject to legal privilege. It is intended only for the

recipient(s) named above. If you are not named above as a recipient,

you must not read, copy, disclose, forward or otherwise use the

information contained in this email. If you have received this e-mail

in error, please notify the sender (whose contact details are within

the original email) immediately by reply e-mail and delete the message

and any attachments without retaining any copies

 

 

 

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