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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 2 July 2013

 

Public Bill Committee


 

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chairman, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

 

Mr William Cash

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  21,  leave out ‘and’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  22,  after ‘affected’, insert ‘, and

 

(d)    

in implementing a scheme for the issuing of transferrable bonds in

 

respect of affected properties allowing owners of such properties to

 

require their purchase at unblighted prices.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Expenditure mentioned in subsection (4)(b) and (c) shall be minimised so far as

 

reasonably practicable through agreements with owners of affected properties

 

with the purpose of mitigating the impacts of the network referred to in subsection

 

(1) on those properties.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 July 2013                     

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr William Cash

 

4

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

In incurring any expenditure mentioned in subsection (4) the Secretary of State or

 

any other person authorised by the Secretary of State to incur such expenditure

 

shall be under a duty to act fairly towards the owner of any property being

 

acquired and any claimant for compensation.

 

(4B)    

The Secretary of State shall issue a code of practice specifying how the duty

 

referred to in subsection (4A) is to be discharged.

 

(4C)    

The code—

 

(a)    

shall not be issued unless a draft has been laid before Parliament, and

 

(b)    

shall come into force in accordance with provision made by order of the

 

Secretary of State.

 

(4D)    

The Secretary of State shall from time to time review the code and may revise and

 

re-issue it following a review; and a reference in this section to the code includes

 

a reference to the code as revised.’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

5

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  after ‘Leeds’ leave out ‘and’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

6

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  after ‘Manchester’, insert ‘and one or more towns or

 

cities in Scotland’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

7

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  after ‘railway’, insert ‘, road and airport’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

8

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  13,  leave out ‘includes’ and insert ‘is restricted to’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

9

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  22,  after ‘providing’, insert ‘generous’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

10

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  22,  after ‘property’, insert ‘, businesses and persons’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

11

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

in providing and maintaining a property bond system as detailed in

 

Schedule 1 to this Bill.’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

NS1

 

To move the following Schedule:—


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 July 2013                     

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

‘Property purchase bond scheme

 

1          

The Secretary of State or the Promoter of the High Speed Rail Scheme (the

 

Promoter) will establish a market-based property purchase bond scheme (“the

 

Bond Scheme”).

 

2          

Bonds issued under the Bond Scheme are referred to as “Bonds”.

 

3          

All owners of blighted properties will be eligible for a Bond which will transfer

 

with a property affected by any High Speed Rail proposals or project whenever

 

said property is sold.

 

4          

Eligibility for the Bond will be determined by whether a property suffers or

 

might suffer loss in value due to the High Speed Rail proposals or project.

 

5          

The Bond will underpin the full market value of the property designated as

 

blighted so that the property can be the subject of a mortgage or charge and be

 

disposed of in the same fashion as if it had not been blighted.

 

6          

The Bond will be redeemed by the Promoter only after all relevant permissions

 

and consents for the high speed railway have been granted and if no purchaser

 

is forthcoming at the unblighted price (making the Promoter the purchaser of

 

last resort).

 

7          

Nothing in the Bond Scheme will prevent any other types of compensation

 

being added to the compensation scheme for High Speed Rail blight as a

 

whole.’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

12

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  2,  after ‘expenditure’, insert ‘up to a limit of £50 million’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

13

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Any further expenditure shall be limited to tranches of £50 million (not including

 

monies paid under any compensation scheme) each of which shall individually be

 

approved by a resolution of both Houses of Parliament.’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

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Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at end insert ‘No expenditure shall be incurred under this

 

Act after a period of six months beginning with Royal Assent.’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

15

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  5,  after ‘each’, insert ‘six months in each’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

16

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  7,  after ‘during’, insert ‘each six months in each of’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

17

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  11,  at end add—

 

‘(d)    

all expenditure in all Departments across Government on matters related

 

to the high speed railway transport network.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 July 2013                     

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

18

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  19,  leave out subsection (5).

 


 
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