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High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill 2017-19

Type of Bill:
Hybrid Bill
Sponsor:
Chris Grayling
Department for Transport

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Next event

  • Committee stage: House of Commons Committee stage: House of Commons | 25.06.2019

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 397 2017-19, as amended in Select Committee | PDF version 12.06.2019

Latest news on the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill 2017-19

The Bill has now been referred to a Public Bill Committee which is provisionally due to meet on Tuesday 25 June 2019 and to conclude proceedings on Tuesday 2 July 2019.

The Department for Transport deposited a second additional provision to the Bill on Friday 8 February 2019. A copy of the additional provision can be found on the Bill documents page.

Petitioning against the second additional provision opened at 11 a.m. on Friday 15 February and closed at 1 p.m. on Friday 15 March. There were 82 petitions submitted against the second additional petition (AP2). Petition hearings are scheduled to begin on Tuesday 23 April 2019.  Hearings may be viewed on www.parliamentlive.tv and read on the Committee's   website

The Department for Transport deposited an additional provision to the Bill on Friday 23 March. A copy of the additional provision can be found in the Bill documents page.

Petitioning against the additional provision opened on Thursday 29 March and closed at 1 pm on Friday 27 April. Visit the select committee's website to view the petitioning guidance and download the petition template.

The supplementary environmental statement, published alongside the additional provision can be found here

188 petitions against the Bill from individuals and organisations specially and directly affected by the scheme were deposited during the petitioning window that followed Second Reading. The petitions will be considered by the select committee, with hearings starting later in the spring. The Committee received 33 petitions against Additional Provision 1.

On 8 February the  Department for Transport deposited a second additional provision to the Bill. A copy of the additional provision can be found in the Bill documents page.

Petitioning against the second additional provision will open on Friday 15 February at 11am  and close on Friday 15 March  at 1 pm.  

The Court of Examiners sat on Wednesday 13 March at 2pm in Committee Room 4 to examine the Second Additional Provision.  Members of the public were welcome to attend the Examination. 

Visit the select committee's website to view the petitions received for the Bill and AP2 and to find out more about the select committee's work.

The Committee has published two Special Reports after hearing petitions on the Bill and the Additional Provision. Hearings for the deferred petitions and  petitions received for Additional Provision 2 have finished. 

The Committee reported the Bill on 5 June 2019 as amended in Committee.

If you have any queries at all about the petitioning process, please contact the Private Bill Office on 020 7219 6008 and prbohoc@parliament.uk 

Summary of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill 2017-19

A Bill to make provision for a railway between a junction with Phase One of High Speed 2, near Fradley Wood in Staffordshire, and a junction with the West Coast Main Line near Crewe in Cheshire; and for connected purposes.

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