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High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 110396, tabled on 30 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is considering a fraud investigation as a result of the Government Internal Audit Agency and Department Management letter of 11 October on the HS2 Ltd Redundancy schemes that says they were unable to identify formal day-to-day governance over the operation of the scheme that would allow the organisations to demonstrate how the scheme was not open to error or manipulation by an employee.

Answered on

2 November 2017

The GIAA report states that although auditors were unable to identify formal day-to-day governance over the operation of the scheme that would allow them to demonstrate that it was not open to error or manipulation by an employee, there was no indication of serious error in administering the scheme. The Department is not currently considering a fraud investigation in relation to these matters.

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