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Bill documents — High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill 2013-14 to 2016-17

Bills

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.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 111 2015-16 | PDF version, 1MB 23.03.2016
Commons Bill 137 2015-16 [as amended in the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill Select Committee] | PDF version, 1MB 24.02.2016
Commons Bill 001 2015-16, as ordered by the House of Commons | PDF version 28.05.2015
Commons Bill 002 2014-15, as introduced (PDF, 1MB) 05.06.2014
Commons Bill 132 2013-14 (as introduced) - Volume 1 | PDF version, 694KB 25.11.2013
Commons Bill 132 2013-14 (as introduced) - Volume 2 (PDF, 771KB) 25.11.2013

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
Commons House of Commons petitions against the Bill can be found here 04.05.2016
Lords House of Lords list of petitions against the Bill (PDF, 508KB) 04.05.2016
Lords House of Lords petitions 1-100 (PDF, 13MB) 04.05.2016
Lords House of Lords petitions 101-200 (PDF, 14MB) 04.05.2016
Lords House of Lords petitions 201-300 (PDF, 18MB) 04.05.2016
Lords House of Lords petitions 301-400 (PDF, 13MB) 04.05.2016
Lords House of Lords petitions 401-500 (PDF, 13MB) 04.05.2016
Lords House of Lords petitions 501-600 (PDF, 15MB) 04.05.2016
Lords House of Lords petitions 601-700 (PDF, 24MB) 04.05.2016
Lords House of Lords petitions 701-800 (PDF, 15MB) 04.05.2016
Lords House of Lords petitions 801-827 (PDF, 2MB) 04.05.2016

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
Commons Additional Provision 5 (December 2015) (PDF, 49KB) 02.12.2015
Commons Additional Provision 4 (October 2015) (PDF, 244KB) 12.10.2015
Commons Additional Provision 3 (September 2015) (PDF, 116KB) 15.09.2015
Commons Additional Provision 2 (July 2015) (PDF, 150KB) 13.07.2015
Commons Additional Provision (September 2014) (PDF, 128KB) 10.09.2014

Explanatory Notes

Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 111-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 333KB 24.03.2016
Commons Bill 001-EN 2015-16 | PDF version 28.05.2015
Commons Bill 002 EN 2014-15 | PDF version, 243KB 05.06.2014
Commons Bill 132 EN 2013-14 | PDF version 25.11.2013

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 23 March 2016 | PDF version, 268KB 23.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 March 2016 | PDF version, 261KB 22.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 March 2016 | PDF version, 260KB 21.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 March 2016 | PDF version, 250KB 18.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 March 2016 | PDF version, 226KB 17.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 March 2016 | PDF version, 214KB 11.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 March 2016 | PDF version, 215KB 10.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 March 2016 | PDF version, 209KB 09.03.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 8 March 2016 | PDF version, 222KB 08.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 March 2016 | PDF version, 217KB 04.03.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 March 2016 | PDF version, 224KB 03.03.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 March 2016 | PDF version, 245KB 01.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 March 2016 | PDF version, 221KB 01.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 26 February 2016 | PDF version, 220KB 29.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 February 2016 | PDF version, 211KB 26.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 24 February 2016 | PDF version, 100KB 25.02.2016

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
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 23 March 2016 | PDF version, 237KB 24.03.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 8 March 2016 | PDF version, 206KB 08.03.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 March 2016 | PDF version, 115KB 03.03.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 March 2016 | PDF version, 130KB 01.03.2016

Briefing papers

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.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 22.04.2014
Commons Background Briefing on high-speed rail (HS2) 27.11.2013
Commons Briefing on the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 22.11.2013
Commons Briefing on the procedure used for Hybrid Bills 19.11.2013
Commons 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
Commons 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
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 259KB) 23.03.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 258KB) 07.03.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 263KB) 03.03.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 263KB) 01.03.2016

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) Powers for the Secretary of State for Regeneration and Business and Community Facility Relocation (PDF, 3MB) 25.11.2013
Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) Powers for the Secretary of State for Regeneration and Business and Community Facility Relocation [corrected] (PDF, 7MB) 25.11.2013
Railway matters and regulation (PDF, 1MB) 24.09.2013
Rights of Entry (PDF, 2MB) 11.09.2013

Will write letters

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

House Will write letters Date
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Randerson regarding the second reading of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 582KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Pidding regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 500KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Valentine regarding issues raised during the Second Reading debate on the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 599KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to the Earl of Glasgow regarding issues raised during the Second Reading debate of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 1MB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Young of Old Scone regarding the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 343KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Berkeley regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 511KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Bradshaw regarding the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 563KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Fowler regarding the general investment in transport other than HS2. (PDF, 358KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Framlingham regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 408KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Prescott regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 535KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Rosser regarding the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill and the redevelopment of Euston Station. (PDF, 690KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Stevenson of Balmacara regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill. (PDF, 461KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Turnbull regarding the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill and Euston Station. (PDF, 866KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Tunnicliffe regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 531KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Rowe-Beddoe regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill. (PDF, 852KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Randerson regarding issues raised during the Second Reading debate on the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (PDF, 704KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Liddle regarding issues raised during the Second Reading debate of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill on 14 Apr 2016 (PDF, 800KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Bishop of Coventry regarding issues raised during the Second Reading debate of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill on 14 Apr 2016 (PDF, 515KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Viscount Simon regarding issues raised during the Second Reading debate of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill on 14 Apr 2016 (PDF, 463KB) 21.04.2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Birt regarding issues raised during the Second Reading debate of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill on 14 Apr 2016 (PDF, 678KB) 21.04.2016

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