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Consideration of Examiners' Report on HS2 Phase 2A Bill

27 November 2017

The Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) will meet on Tuesday 21 November to consider a report on the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills

Witness

Tuesday 21 November, Committee Room 2A, Palace of Westminster

At 12.45 pm

  • Paul Irving, of Winckworth Sherwood, Parliamentary Agent for the Bill

Background

On 12 September 2017 the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills met to assess whether the Bill should be treated as a hybrid bill and, if so, whether the Promoter had complied with the requirements of the Standing Orders of both Houses. They reported that the Bill should be treated as a hybrid bill and that of the Private Business Standing Orders which were applicable the following Standing Orders had not been complied with: Standing Orders 4, 4A, 10, 10A, 11, 12A, 13, 27, 27A, 33, 34, 36, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45 and 47 have not been complied with. Their report was referred to the Standing Orders Committees of both Houses.

Outcome

The Lords Committee met (in public) at 12.45 pm on 21 November 2017 to decide what action to take in relation to the Standing Orders which have not been complied with. Two statements of fact were received. One on behalf of the Secretary of State and one on behalf of the Independent Residents’ Madeley Action Group Against HS2. The Committee decided to dispense with all of the Standing Orders which had not been complied with - http://lordsbusiness.parliament.uk/ItemOfBusiness?itemOfBusinessId=41924&sectionId=40&businessPaperDate=2017-11-21.

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