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Committee considers fourth Additonal Provision to HS2 Bill

9 December 2015

The Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) will meet on Wednesday 9 December 2015 to consider a report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills on the fourth additional provision (AP4) to the High Speed Rail (London -West Midlands) Bill .

Witnesses

Wednesday 9 December 2015, Committee Room 2A, Palace of Westminster

At 10 am

  • Alison Gorlov, of Winckworth Sherwood, Parliamentary Agent for the Bill
  • Peter Miller, Environmental Director, HS2 Ltd
  • John Gladwin, Chiltern Society

Background

On 25 October 2015 the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills met to assess whether AP4 met the requirements of the Standing Orders of both Houses.  Their report was referred to the Standing Orders Committee.

In the case of AP4 the Examiners found that, of the Standing Orders applicable to the Additional Provision, Standing Orders 33 and 42 have not been complied with; and in addition, that Standing Orders 10, 10A, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 27, 27A, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 42 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.

Outcome

On 9 December 2015 the Committee met (in public) to decide what action to take in relation to the Standing Orders which have not been complied with. The Committee decided to dispense with all of those Standing Orders - https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/minutes/151210/ldordpap.htm#minproc.

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