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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 11 July 2013

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

That the Order of the Committee of 9 July relating to programming be amended as

 

follows.

 

In the Table, after the first entry for Thursday 11 July, insert the following entry—

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Thursday 11 July

Until no later than

Professor Sir Peter Hall,

 
  

1.00 pm

Bartlett Professor of Urban

 
   

Regeneration and Planning,

 
   

University College London

 
 


 

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

 

14

 

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.’.


 
 

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

22

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  after ‘lines’, insert ‘adding capacity between and’.

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

23

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  leave out ‘the East Midlands’ and insert ‘the Nottingham/

 

Derby corridor’.

 

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’.

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

24

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

provides new services to destinations including, but not limited to,

 

Glasgow and Edinburgh.’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

8

 

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

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

25

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

26

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  19,  leave out ‘includes’ and insert ‘is limited to’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

1

 

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


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 11 July 2013                     

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

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’.

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

27

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  22,  leave out ‘in respect of property likely to be affected’.

 

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.’.

 

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

 

11

 

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


 
 

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

‘(d)    

in providing and maintaining a property bond system as detailed in

 

Schedule 1 to this Bill.’.

 


 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

21

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Secretary of State shall make a statement to the House of Commons should

 

agreed yearly budgets be exceeded, or should they be expected to be exceeded.’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

15

 

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

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

28

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  5,  after ‘each’, insert ‘quarter of the’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

16

 

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

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

29

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  7,  after ‘the’, insert ‘quarter of the’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

19

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  7,  leave out ‘the’.

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

30

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  9,  leave out ‘year’ and insert ‘quarter, and that financial year

 

when applicable’.

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

31

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  10,  leave out ‘in that year’


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 11 July 2013                     

23

 

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

34

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  11,  after ‘1’, insert ‘in that quarter, and in that financial year

 

when applicable’.

 

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.’.

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

35

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

‘(d)    

any tax incurred through expenditure under section 1, and any tax that has

 

been reclaimed from the Treasury in the relevant reporting period.’.

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

36

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

‘(d)    

the administration costs of the project’s delivery body’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

20

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  after ‘means—’, insert—

 

‘(a)    

in relation to the period from 1 April 2010 to the day on which this Act

 

is passed, each successive year from 1 April 2010 to the day on which this

 

Act is passed; thereafter.’.

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

32

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  18,  leave out ‘year’ and insert ‘quarter’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

18

 

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

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Nic Dakin

 

Pat Glass

 

33

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  19,  leave out ‘year’ and insert ‘quarter’.

 



 
 

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

New Clause

 

Definition of compensation

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall as soon as reasonably practicable after the day this

 

Act is passed establish an independent and objective process to determine what

 

shall be deemed a generous scheme for providing the compensation referred to in

 

section 1(4)(c), and shall direct that that process itself take place expeditiously.’.

 


 

New Schedule

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

NS1

 

To move the following Schedule:—

 

‘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.’.

 

 

Order of the House [26 June 2013]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.


 
 

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 18 July 2013.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [9 July 2013]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 9

 

July) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 9 July;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 11 July;

 

(c)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 16 July;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 18 July;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 9 July

Until no later than

London Borough of

 
  

10.00 am

Camden

 
   

Nottingham City Council

 
 

Tuesday 9 July

Until no later than

Manchester City Council

 
  

11.00 pm

Staffordshire County

 
   

Council

 
   

Geoff Inskip, on behalf of

 
   

Centro and Passenger

 
   

Transport Executive Group

 
 

Tuesday 9 July

Until no later than

Professor John Tomaney,

 
  

11.25 am

Professor of Urban and

 
   

Regional Planning,

 
   

University College London

 
 

Tuesday 9 July

Until no later than

51m

 
  

3.00 pm

HS2 Action Alliance

 
   

Stop HS2

 
 

Tuesday 9 July

Until no later than

Sheffield City Region Local

 
  

4.00 pm

Enterprise Partnership

 
   

Birmingham City Council

 
 

Tuesday 9 July

Until no later than

Network Rail

 
  

4.30 pm

Greengauge 21

 
 

Tuesday 9 July

Until not later

Country Land & Business

 
  

than 5.00 pm

Association

 
   

Campaign to Protect Rural

 
   

England

 
 

Thursday 11 July

Until no later than

British Chambers of

 
  

12.30 pm

Commerce

 
   

Transport Scotland

 
 

Thursday 11 July

Until no later than

Campaign for Better

 
  

2.30 pm

Transport

 
   

Passenger Focus

 
 

Thursday 11 July

Until no later than

Institute of Civil Engineers

 
  

3.30 pm

Crossrail Ltd

 
   

HS1 Limited

 
 

Thursday 11 July

Until no later than

Rail Freight Group

 
  

4.00 pm

  
 

Thursday 11 July

Until no later than

Department of Transport

 
  

4.45 pm

HS2 Limited

 

 
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