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HS2 Phase One register of undertakings and assurances

This register provides information on the commitments made in relation to the High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Act 2017.

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HS2 Ltd updated the register on a regular basis until Royal Assent of the High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Bill, when the final version of the register was published.

The purpose of the register is to record all the individual undertakings and assurances given to petitioners and to Parliament in a single document. This is to help 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 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 to 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.

You can view additional relevant information on the HS2 information papers page.

The register also forms part of the HS2 Phase One environmental minimum requirements and should be read in conjunction with them.

Enquiries regarding the content of the register should be sent to the HS2 undertakings and assurances team at:

hybridbilllegal@hs2.org.uk

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General enquiries regarding HS2 should be directed to the HS2 helpdesk:

HS2 helpdesk

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd
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Birmingham
B4 6GA

Email HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

Freephone 08081 434 434

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As a result of restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we strongly recommend you contact us by email or phone. We may not be able to access or respond to enquiries received via post. The helpdesk team are unable to transfer calls internally to HS2 Ltd members of staff.

Published 16 December 2014
Last updated 21 August 2020 + show all updates
  1. Minor corrections - see change log for details

  2. Minor update to register - see change log for details

  3. Minor update to register - see change log for details

  4. How to report a possible non-compliance with an Undertaking or Assurance guide added

  5. Register updated - see change log for details

  6. Minor update to final version

  7. Minor update to register and change log

  8. Minor updates to change log and register

  9. Minor updates / corrections to the register and change log

  10. Minor corrections to version 1.8 of the register of undertakings and assurances (and subsequently the change log)

  11. Minor corrections to version 1.8 of the register of undertakings and assurances (and subsequently the change log)

  12. Updated to reflect Royal Assent

  13. Updated register of undertakings and assurances

  14. Updated Register and Change log

  15. Updated Register and Change log

  16. Updated Register and Change log

  17. Updated Register and Change log 15 December 2015

  18. Updated Register and Change log 21 July 2015

  19. Updated register and change log published

  20. First published.