High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill 2013-14
- Type of Bill:
- Hybrid Bill
- Mr Patrick McLoughlin
Department for Transport
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- 2nd reading: House of Commons | Date to be announced
This Bill is being prepared for publication.
Latest news on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill 2013-14
This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on a date to be announced.
Examination of Bill for compliance with Private Business Standing Orders
The Standing Orders Committee of the House of Commons met at 2pm on Wednesday 15 January and concluded that (i) compliance with Standing Orders 11, 12, 12A, 13, 27, 32 to 37, 48 and 55 could be dispensed with; and (ii) compliance with Standing Order 27A could be dispensed with, conditional on an extension of the consultation on the environmental statement to 10 February.
The House of Lords Standing Orders Committee met at 3 pm on Monday 20 January. The Commitee reached the same conclusion as the Commons Committee, but made dispensation with Standing Order 27A conditional on extension of the consultation to 27 February.
The Environmental Statement that accompanies the Bill is available on the Government website.
Second reading will follow consultation on the accompanying environmental statement and preparation of an assessor's summary of consultation responses for the House of Commons.
The consultation closed on 27 February 2014 (see above). At least 28 days will now be required for preparation of the report, with a 14-day gap between the report and second reading.
The consultation can be found on the Government website.
Background information: Hybrid Bills
Further information on how hybrid bills are dealt with in Parliament is available on the Parliament website.
Summary of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill 2013-14
On 25 November 2013 the Government published the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill. The Bill confers the powers required to construct phase 1 of the proposed HS2 scheme from London Euston to Birmingham Curzon Street with intermediate stations in West London (Old Oak Common) and at Birmingham Airport. It provides for a connection to the existing rail link to the Channel Tunnel (HS1) but not to Heathrow Airport.
- authorisation of necessary works to construct and maintain phase 1 of the HS2 line (powers to carry out these works are conferred on a nominated undertaker (HS2 Ltd.))
- power to acquire land (and limited rights in land) necessary for the works to be carried out
- deeming of planning permission to be granted for the works
- deregulation of works on HS2 (the disapplication of certain powers contained in other legislation)
- railways matters, essentially the application of existing legislation to HS2 and the future regulatory regime for the line
- facilitating works on conventional lines to integrate them with HS2.
This is a Hybrid Bill, meaning that it has elements of both a Public and a Private Bill. If the Bill is given a Second Reading, those directly and specially affected by the construction of the route will be able to petition a specially-convened Select Committee on the Bill. Comments are currently being accepted on the Environmental Statement deposited with the Bill; after Second Reading those affected will be able to petition.
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