Bill documents — High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill 2013-14 to 2016-17
Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.
Petitions against the Bill
It is open to any individual, group of individuals or organisation ‘directly and specially affected’ by the provisions of a private or hybrid bill to voice their objections in a petition against that bill.
|House||Petition against the Bill||Date|
|House of Lords list of petitions against the Bill (PDF, 538KB)||06.12.2016|
|House of Lords petitions 1-100 (PDF, 13MB)||04.05.2016|
|House of Lords petitions 101-200 (PDF, 14MB)||04.05.2016|
|House of Lords petitions 201-300 (PDF, 18MB)||04.05.2016|
|House of Lords petitions 301-400 (PDF, 13MB)||04.05.2016|
|House of Lords petitions 401-500 (PDF, 13MB)||04.05.2016|
|House of Lords petitions 501-600 (PDF, 15MB)||04.05.2016|
|House of Lords petitions 601-700 (PDF, 24MB)||04.05.2016|
|House of Lords petitions 701-800 (PDF, 15MB)||04.05.2016|
|House of Lords petitions 801-828 (PDF, 8MB)||04.05.2016|
|House of Commons petitions against the Bill can be found here||03.05.2016|
Additional Provisions to the Bill
A Petition for Additional Provision has been deposited in relation to this Bill. It seeks to allow the promoters of the Bill to extend its scope. There is a short set period when anyone specially and directly affected by the new provisions has an opportunity to oppose their inclusion in the Bill.
|House||Additional Provision to the Bill||Date|
|Additional Provision 5 (December 2015) (PDF, 49KB)||02.12.2015|
|Additional Provision 4 (October 2015) (PDF, 244KB)||12.10.2015|
|Additional Provision 3 (September 2015) (PDF, 116KB)||15.09.2015|
|Additional Provision 2 (July 2015) (PDF, 150KB)||13.07.2015|
|Additional Provision (September 2014) (PDF, 128KB)||10.09.2014|
Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.
|HL Bill 111-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 333KB||24.03.2016|
|Bill 001-EN 2015-16 | PDF version||28.05.2015|
|Bill 002 EN 2014-15 | PDF version, 243KB||05.06.2014|
|Bill 132 EN 2013-14 | PDF version||25.11.2013|
Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.
|House||Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons||Date|
|Report Stage Proceedings as at 23 March 2016 | PDF version, 237KB||24.03.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 8 March 2016 | PDF version, 206KB||08.03.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 March 2016 | PDF version, 115KB||03.03.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 March 2016 | PDF version, 130KB||01.03.2016|
House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.
|Briefing Paper on Second Reading||22.04.2014|
|Background Briefing on high-speed rail (HS2)||27.11.2013|
|Briefing on the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act||22.11.2013|
|Briefing on the procedure used for Hybrid Bills||19.11.2013|
|Background briefing on the plans for HS2||17.11.2011|
Select Committee reports
The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.
|House||Select Committee report||Date|
|High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Select Committee Second Special Report - pdf version | PDF version, 4MB||22.02.2016|
Selection of amendments for Consideration
Selection of amendments for Consideration
|House||Selection of amendments for Consideration||Date|
|Consideration on Report (PDF, 259KB)||23.03.2016|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 258KB)||07.03.2016|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 263KB)||03.03.2016|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 263KB)||01.03.2016|
List of related Impact Assessments
Will write letters
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If you are "specially and directly affected" by a Private Bill you may oppose the Bill or seek its amendment before a Select Committee in either or in both Houses.