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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 252462, tabled on 9 May 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2019 to Question 249174, how many non disclosure agreements have been signed with HS2 Ltd.

Answered on

14 May 2019

Pursuant to Question 249174, the Department for Transport does not hold non-disclosure agreements with any individuals working on High Speed 2.

However, Confidentiality Agreements are used to protect both HS2 Ltd’s information and the information of the other signatory party and are in accordance with typical business practice. Confidentiality Agreements help to avoid placing homes and businesses in unnecessary blight and protect commercially sensitive information and the personal information of those potentially affected by any proposed changes. According to HS2 Ltd’s Confidentiality Register, there are 320 Confidentiality Agreements.

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