Updated: Updated register of undertakings and assurances
The register of undertakings and assurances details all commitments offered throughout the parliamentary process for the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill to date.
The purpose of the register is to record all the individual undertakings and assurances given to petitioners and to Parliament in a single document, which will help to ensure that the ‘nominated undertaker’ (any person appointed to construct HS2), the Secretary of State for Transport, or any other organisation exercising the powers provided by the Act that will come into force following Royal Assent of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill, complies with them throughout the project’s lifecycle.
The register includes:all undertakings between petitioners and the Secretary of State for Transport undertakings given in the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill parliamentary process assurances given to petitioners in letters from HS2 Ltd, the Department for Transport or HS2 Parliamentary Agents (Winckworth Sherwood and Eversheds) on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport; and assurances given in the HS2 information papers.
The register also forms part of the HS2 Phase One environmental minimum requirements and should be read in conjunction with them:
HS2 Ltd will update the register on a regular basis until Royal Assent of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill when the final version of the register will be published.
Enquiries regarding the content of the register should be sent to the HS2 undertakings and assurances team at:
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited 5th floor, Sanctuary Buildings 20 Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT
General enquiries regarding HS2 should be directed to the HS2 helpdeskseen at 14:34, 5 September in Publications on GOV.UK.
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