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High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 109375, tabled on 24 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the job titles were of former HS2 Ltd employees who received unauthorised redundancy payments; and what the amount and date paid was of each such payment.

Answered on

30 October 2017

HS2 Ltd does not intend to publish details of the individuals that received the payments because they would have a reasonable expectation that their information would remain confidential. Disclosure of this information would be in breach of the first principle of the Data Protection Act 1998. The company accepts that the failure to obtain approval to make the payments was the responsibility of HS2 Ltd not the individuals who received them.

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