Committee considers Additional Provision to the HS2 Bill
4 November 2014
The Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) will meet on Tuesday 4 November 2014 to consider a report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills on the Additional Provision (AP1) to the High Speed Rail (London -West Midlands) Bill .
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- Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords)
Tuesday 4 November 2014, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
At 11 am
- Alison Gorlov, of Winckworth Sherwood, Parliamentary Agent for the Bill
- Jan Podkolinski, Lead, Hybrid Bill Preparation Team, HS2 Ltd
On 13 October 2014 the Examiners of the House of Commons and the House of Lords met to assess whether the Petition for Additional Provision (September 2014) relating to the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill met the requirements of the Standing Orders of both Houses.
The following Report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills was referred to the Committee.
That in the case of the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill, certain Standing Orders apply to the Additional Provision of those which are applicable, Standing Order 10A, has not been complied with.
In addition, that Standing Orders 10, 10A, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 27, 27A, 34, 36, 39, 41 and 45 have not been complied with in respect of the time prescribed by the Standing Orders for the giving of notices and making of deposits applicable to the purposes of the Additional Provision.
At their meeting on 4 November 2014 the Committee decided that Standing Orders 10, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 27, 27A, 34, 36, 39, 41 and 45 which are non-compliant as to time should be dispensed with.
The Committee also decided that Standing Order 10A ought to be dispensed with upon receipt by the Standing Orders Committee of confirmation by the Government that the condition contained in paragraph (1)(b) of the decision of the House of Commons Standing Orders Committee of 28 October 2014 has been complied with.
The High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill is now free to continue its passage through Parliament. The condition imposed by the Committee has now been met and the House agreed to dispense with the remaining Standing Order on 10 December 2014.