What are the 75 issues on HS2?

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Dear Cabinet Office,

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’.”

I have asked HS2 Ltd what these 75 issues are, but they say the information is the property of the Cabinet Office:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

This suggests to me that Sir David meant 'Authority', when he said 'Association' as above. Can you firstly clarify that this is the case, and secondly I would like to know what these 75 questions are.

Yours faithfully,

Joe Rukin

FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

 

 

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Your reference FOI320440

Dear Mr Smethurst,

I refer to the response to my request for information dated 19th January 2015. The full exchange of correspondence is on line at the following link. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

Thank you for confirming that Sir David Higgins was referring to questions raised by the Major Projects Authority.

I refer you to the decision of the Information Commissioner, reference FER0467548, in respect of earlier MPA material and the attempt, by the cabinet office, to apply the same exemptions in that case as in your recent response. The decision notice is on line at the following link. https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

Under the provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations, I am writing to appeal your decision to withhold this requested information.

Yours sincerely,

Joe Rukin

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