To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to appoint the High Speed 2 Residents Commissioner; where that Commissioner will be based; to whom that Commissioner will be accountable; and how many staff at what level that Commissioner will have.
29 October 2014
We anticipate that following the recruitment process we will be able to announce the Residents’ Commissioner in December.
The Commissioner will report to Sir David Higgins, the Chairman of HS2 Ltd. This will create a direct link to ensure that the Commissioner’s views are heard at the highest level.
The Commissioner will be based at HS2 Ltd’s head office in Canary Wharf and will have one staff member available to provide administrative support, as well as drawing on support from relevant teams across the organisation. This is a new role and so resource will be reviewed in consultation with the Commissioner once in post.