Written Answers about the HS2 Resident’s Commissioner

Written question 211589

Q: Asked by Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham) on 22 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, where, when and how often the job of HS2 Resident’s Commissioner will be advertised.

A: Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill on 27 October 2014

The job is currently advertised on the HS2 website by clicking on the link to ‘Jobs’. The advert has been placed in the following media:

  • From Thursday 23 October 2014: The Guardian newspaper and The Lawyer websites
  • Friday 24 October 2014: Property Week publication – it will also appear on the Property Week website from 24 October
  • Sunday 26 October 2014: Sunday Times – in print and online and on the Sunday Times iPAD version.

Written question 211416: 

Q Asked by Mrs Cheryl Gillan(Chesham and Amersham) on 22 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to appoint the High Speed 2 Residents Commissioner; where that Commissioner will be based; to whom that Commissioner will be accountable; and how many staff at what level that Commissioner will have.

A: Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill on 29 October 2014

We anticipate that following the recruitment process we will be able to announce the Residents’ Commissioner in December.The Commissioner will report to Sir David Higgins, the Chairman of HS2 Ltd. This will create a direct link to ensure that the Commissioner’s views are heard at the highest level.

The Commissioner will be based at HS2 Ltd’s head office in Canary Wharf and will have one staff member available to provide administrative support, as well as drawing on support from relevant teams across the organisation.  This is a new role and so resource will be reviewed in consultation with the Commissioner once in post.

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