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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 216886, tabled on 5 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which local authorities have been required to sign non disclosure agreements with HS2 Ltd since 2010.

Answered on

12 February 2019

HS2 Ltd’s records regarding non-disclosure agreements (or confidentiality agreements) date back to 2012. These agreements enable the sharing of confidential or commercially sensitive information with local authorities in connection with the delivery of HS2 and are entered into by mutual consent.

Disclosure of these agreements is subject to obligations of confidentiality but, to the extent I can identify local authorities, the following have entered into such agreements:

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Warwickshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council

Lichfield District Council

Stafford Borough Council

Cheshire East Council

Shropshire Council

Bolsover District Council

Erewash Borough Council

Trafford Borough Council

Cheshire East Council

Nottingham City Council

North East Derbyshire District Council

Rushcliffe Borough Council

North Yorkshire County Council

Doncaster Borough Council

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Chesterfield Borough Council

Leeds City Council

Council of the City of Wakefield

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough council

North West Leicestershire District Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

Cheshire West & Chester Council

Warwickshire County Council

Tamworth Borough Council

Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council

Stoke City Council;

Warrington Borough Council; and

Derbyshire County Council