High Speed Two: Resignations:Written question - 46358

Asked by Steve McCabe
(Birmingham, Selly Oak)

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Asked on: 14 September 2016
Department for Transport
High Speed Two: Resignations
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Simon Kirby's resignation from HS2 Ltd on achieving the 2026 target date for opening phase one of High Speed 2.
Answered by: Andrew Jones
Answered on: 10 October 2016

Simon Kirby has built a high calibre team and leaves HS2 Ltd in excellent shape. Sir David Higgins remains as chair and a new CEO will be appointed as soon as possible. The 2026 target date for opening phase one of HS2 is not affected.

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