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Bill documents — High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013 c.31 21.11.2013

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 Bill 56 2013-2014, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 76KB 01.11.2013
Commons Bill 96 2013-2014, as introduced | PDF version, 81KB 19.07.2013
Commons Bill 10 2013-2014, as introduced | PDF version, 80KB 13.05.2013
Commons Bill 10 EN 2013-2014, Explanatory Notes to the Bill | PDF version, 234KB 13.05.2013

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 80KB) 19.07.2013

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 56-EN 2013-2014, Explanatory Notes to the Bill | PDF version, 78KB 01.11.2013

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 as at 31 October 2013 | PDF version, 127KB 31.10.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 29 October 2013 | PDF version, 126KB 30.10.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 28 October 2013 | PDF version, 101KB 29.10.2013
Commons Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 29 October 2013 (PDF, 117KB) 29.10.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 25 October 2013 | PDF version, 90KB 26.10.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 24 October 2013 | PDF version, 20KB 25.10.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 21 October 2013 | PDF version, 14KB 22.10.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 July 2013 | PDF version, 129KB 18.07.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 July 2013 | PDF version, 138KB 16.07.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 July 2013 | PDF version, 94KB 15.07.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 11 July 2013 | PDF version, 97KB 12.07.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 11 July 2013 | PDF version, 136KB 11.07.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 July 2013 | PDF version, 135KB 09.07.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 4 July 2013 | PDF version, 113KB 05.07.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 5 July 2013 | PDF version, 134KB 05.07.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 2 July 2013 | PDF version, 110KB 03.07.2013

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 55KB) 31.10.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 111KB) 17.07.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 55KB) 15.07.2013

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 31 October 2013 | PDF version, 124KB 01.11.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 July 2013 | PDF version, 119KB 19.07.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 16 July 2013 | PDF version, 117KB 17.07.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 11 July 2013 | PDF version, 96KB 12.07.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 9 July 2013 | PDF version, 110KB 10.07.2013

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 all parliamentary stages 23.05.2013

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill 01.07.2013

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence - consolidated pdf version (PDF, 2MB) 29.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Camden London Borough Council supplementary (HSR 30) 19.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) on behalf of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (HSR 31) 19.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Chris Damant (HSR 32) 19.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Network Rail (HSR 33) 19.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Penny Gaines (HSR 23) 18.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - London Borough of Newham (HSR 24) 18.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Cllr Ray Puddifoot (Leader of Hillingdon Council) (HSR 25) 18.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Stop HS2 (HSR 26) 18.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Digbeth Residents' Association, Birmingham (HSR 27) 18.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Dr Paul Hoad (HSR 28) 18.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Michael Edwards (The Bartlett School, UCL) (HSR 29) 18.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Rail Freight Group (HSR 13) 16.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Heathrow Hub Ltd (HSR 14) 16.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Woodland Trust (HSR 15) 16.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - The Airport Operators Association (AOA) (HSR 16) 16.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Dr Paul Harlow (HSR 17) 16.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - BiblioFox Research (HSR 18) 16.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Tonge and Breedon HS2 Action Group (HSR 19) 16.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - David Richards (HSR 20) 16.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - David Dundas (HSR 21) 16.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Andrew Cordiner (HSR 22) 16.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - CPRE London (HSR 10) 12.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - John Withington (HSR 11) 12.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Institute of Civil Engineers ICE (HSR 12) 12.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Camden London Borough Council (HSR 01) 10.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Dr Paul Hoad (HSR 02) 10.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Dr Chris Eaglen LLB (HSR 03) 10.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Andrew Bodman LLB (HSR 04) 10.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Wendover HS2 action group (WHS2) (HSR 05) 10.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - HS2 Action Alliance (HSR 06) 10.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Greengauge 21 (HSR 07) 10.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Charlie Sarell (HSR 08) 10.07.2013
Commons Written Evidence - Country Land and Business Association (HSR 09) 10.07.2013

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