What are the 75 issues?

Joe Rukin made this Freedom of Information request to High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

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Dear High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,

In an answer to the House of Commons Governance Committee, Chair of HS2 Ltd Sir David Higgins said:

"I have got a review underway at the moment at High Speed 2 by the Major Projects Association. I had a meeting with them yesterday and the initial report said, ‘There are 75 different complex questions that we have been asked to address.’ I said, ‘There are probably only 10 things today on this project that you need to understand and take judgment on, to see whether we are on track or not.’ The key is to identify what those 10 things are, setting the options out and taking them to the key politicians and decision makers and saying, ‘These are the options’.”

So, I would like to know what these 75 questions are.

Yours faithfully,

Joe Rukin

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Dear Mr Rukin,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the MPA questions concerning HS2 Ltd. Please be advised that we do not own the information requested. I would suggest that you redirect your question to the Cabinet Office who do own the information. They can be contacted at the following address: [email address]

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Karen

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Dear Karen,

Sir David said at the meeting in question that it was the Major Projects Association which have raised the 75 issues. Your reply suggests that it is not the Major Projects ASSOCIATION (a private trade body) which is involved, but the Major Projects AUTHORITY, which as your reply points to, is part of the Cabinet Office.

Can you confirm this is the case?

Yours sincerely,

Joe Rukin

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Dear Karen,

Thank you for your recent reply. Subsequent to my earlier reply, I now understand that there is no concept of information “ownership” under the FOIA or the EIRs. Clearly HS2 Ltd hold the information requested and your response indicates a decision not to provide that information without providing any grounds under the provisions of the Regulations for such a decision.

Please regard this as a formal appeal, under regulation EIR Section 11, against your decision to withhold the information and I look forward to its early publication.

Yours sincerely,

Joe Rukin

Dear Ms McKnight,

I write further to my email of the 22 December 2015 which you will have on file but which is on line at this link; https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

It appears that you have not allocated a reference number to my enquiry.

On the 22 December I appealed your decision not to provide the requested information.

In the light of your previous reply, I did submit an information request to the cabinet office but they have declined to provide the information. The response to that enquiry is on line at the following link. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

My enquiry to you has not been fulfilled and a response to my appeal from HS2 Ltd is still outstanding.

Yours sincerely,

Joe Rukin

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Dear Mr Rukin
I apologise that you have not received an acknowledgement for your request for a review. We are conducting one but please note that we are treating your request under the Freedom of Information Act, and will provide the result no later than 20 February.

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Dear Mr Rukin,

 

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