PR & Lobbying

Graeme Amis made this Freedom of Information request to High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

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Dear High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,

Please provide

1. figures for the total PR and lobbying spend to date
2. A list of all companies employed in either of these capacities

Yours faithfully,

Graeme Amis

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

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HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Dear Mr Amis,

Thank you for contacting Hs2 enquiries.

I have passed your email below to our FOI team for response.

Kind regards,

Tom Blay | Helpdesk | HS2 Ltd
Tel: 08081 434434 | [email address] | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, 2 Snowhill, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA | www.gov.uk/hs2
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA | www.gov.uk/hs2
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HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Dear Mr Amis,

Thank you for contacting HS2 Ltd.

We are considering your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We aim to reply as soon as possible and no later than 21 September 2018.

Your reference for this request is FOI18-2086.

Kind regards,

V Roberts | Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Manager | HS2 Ltd
Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [email address]| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA | www.gov.uk/hs2

From: Graeme Amis [mailto:[FOI #512631 email]]
Sent: 23 August 2018 12:16
To: HS2Enquiries <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - PR & Lobbying

Dear High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,

Please provide

1. figures for the total PR and lobbying spend to date 2. A list of all companies employed in either of these capacities

Yours faithfully,

Graeme Amis

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HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

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Dear Mr Amis,

Further to my email below, please find attached the response to your information request.

Kind Regards

V Roberts | Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Manager | HS2 Ltd
Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [email address]| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA | www.gov.uk/hs2

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Dear HS2Enquiries,

Thank you for your response, but I am confused by your assertion that HS2 Ltd does not spend any money on PR or lobbying.

To clarify, PR is 'the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization (such as a business, government agency, or a nonprofit organization) and the public.' Further to that, lobbying is defined as 'in a professional capacity, attempting to influence, or advising those who wish to influence, the UK Government, Parliament, the devolved legislatures or administrations, regional or local government or other public bodies on any matter within their competence'

HS2 Ltd engages in both of these practices. Previous FOIs to HS2 have elicited details of figures spent on these actives, for example https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

In light of this, please can you revisit this request and provide the information asked for.

Yours sincerely,

Graeme Amis

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Good morning

 

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

 

Kind 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,

 

We have considered your definitions outlined below as part of our response
to your following information request, reference FOI18-2103 and, as
outlined in this response, I can confirm that HS2 Ltd does not hold any
contracts with firms to undertake lobbying or PR on behalf of HS2 Ltd.

 

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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