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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 16961, tabled on 19 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) salary and (b) contract length is of each member of the HS2 Independent Design Panel.

Answered on

24 November 2015

The independent Design Panel will advise and inspire HS2 Ltd to design and deliver a transformational railway for the nation.

Design Panel members will only be paid for the days they work for HS2. On average, that commitment will be between 4 and 5 days per year. This would mean a salary of between £1,600 and £2,000 per year.

Their contract length is two-years with the option of a one-year extension.

The Design Panel Chair is on a £590 daily rate and currently works six days a month, dropping to four days a month from April 2016.

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