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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 31 October 2013

 

Consideration of Bill

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, As Amended


 

New Clause

 

Consequential spending for Wales

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘An amount equal to the annual expenditure under this Act multiplied by the ratio

 

of the population of Wales to that of England will be allocated to the assigned

 

Departmental Expenditure Limit for Wales by HM Treasury for the duration of

 

expenditure on the high speed railway transport network.’.

 


 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr William Cash

 

18

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out ‘at least’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr William Cash

 

12

 

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

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

13

 

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

 

in Scotland’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 31 October 2013                  

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

28

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end insert ‘Scottish destinations’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Mr William Cash

 

14

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  at end insert ‘, and any newly constructed railway lines,

 

roads, airports and light railways’.

 

Mary Creagh

 

Mr Robert Goodwill

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

17

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  at end insert ‘as well as with such other parts of the

 

transport network (including roads, footpaths, cycleways, airports and light railways) as

 

the Secretary of State considers appropriate.’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr William Cash

 

19

 

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

 

‘(c)    

extends substantially no further than Phases One and Two of the High

 

Speed 2 network connecting the places set out in section 1(2)(a).’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr William Cash

 

20

 

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

 

‘(2A)    

Expenditure permitted under this Act and in connection with the network

 

(including rolling stock to be used on it) is limited to £50 billion.’.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr William Cash

 

29

 

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

 

‘(2A)    

No expenditure shall be incurred under this section unless it has been matched by

 

an equivalent or similar sum paid or guaranteed from non-taxpayer funded

 

sources.’.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr William Cash

 

30

 

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

 

‘(2A)    

Expenditure under this Act shall be limited to £5 billion.’.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr William Cash

 

15

 

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


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 31 October 2013                  

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr William Cash

 

32

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Frank Dobson

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr William Cash

 

10

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at end insert ‘and

 

(d)    

implementing a scheme for the issuing of transferable bonds in respect of

 

affected properties, reflecting the difference between the blighted and

 

unblighted price.’.

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Frank Dobson

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr William Cash

 

11

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

in ensuring (which shall be a statutory duty of the Secretary of State) that

 

construction of the network and related infrastructure does not result in

 

any net loss of biodiversity, through steps such as avoidance, mitigation

 

and offsetting.’.

 

Frank Dobson

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

John McDonnell

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Mr William Cash

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Any scheme of compensation provided for under this Act shall include

 

compensation for any loss of business resulting from any preparatory work and

 

consequent construction work.’.

 

Frank Dobson

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

John McDonnell

 

3

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Any scheme of compensation provided for under this Act shall not discriminate

 

in entitlement or quantum between urban, rural or suburban areas.’.

 

Mary Creagh

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

4

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The Secretary of State must within six months bring forward specific measures to

 

mitigate the impact of construction work in the area around the planned terminus

 

at London Euston station.’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 31 October 2013                  

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Frank Dobson

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr William Cash

 

9

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Any compensation scheme established under or operated in connection with this

 

Act shall provide for fair and generous compensation in relation to property and

 

businesses affected by construction compound areas or potential construction

 

compound areas connected with the network.

 

(4B)    

Any compensation scheme established under or operated in connection with this

 

Act shall—

 

(a)    

be based on an ownership rather than a residency requirement and

 

include reasonable provision in relation to co-owners;

 

(b)    

include a valuation procedure conducted by an independent body such as

 

the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and an affordable appeal

 

procedure (not involving the Upper Tribunal of the Lands Chamber).

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Mr William Cash

 

21

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

No payments in connection with expenditure under this Act shall be made to

 

personal service companies, meaning any body set up for the purposes of

 

allowing an individual or group of individuals to receive payments indirectly,

 

including so as to reduce any part of their tax liability. The Secretary of State shall

 

have power to make rules defining such companies, which shall be laid before

 

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

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr William Cash

 

22

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

No bonuses shall be paid to any person working on the network or the preparatory

 

work for it, and the expenditure authorised under this Act does not extend to the

 

payment of any bonus. The Secretary of State shall have power to make rules

 

defining such bonuses, which shall be laid before and approved by resolution of

 

both Houses of Parliament.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

33

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(d)    

in implementing a scheme for the issuing of transferable bonds in respect

 

of affected properties allowing owners of such properties to require their

 

purchase at unblighted prices.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

34

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

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

 

reasonably practicable through agreements with owners of affected properties


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 31 October 2013                  

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

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

 

(1) on those properties.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

35

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  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.’.

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Hywel Williams

 

27

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  2,  at end insert ‘For the purposes of Barnett formula

 

spending, the network shall be designated an England-only project.’.

 


 

Mary Creagh

 

Mr Robert Goodwill

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

25

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

the extent to which expenditure incurred under section 1 during that year

 

represents an overspend or underspend as against the budget for such expenditure

 

for the year;

 

( )    

the likely effect of any such overspend or underspend on a total budget of £50.1

 

billion in 2011 prices (which includes construction and the price of rolling

 

stock).’.

 

Mary Creagh

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

8

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

the number and value of contracts placed with—

 

(i)    

UK companies with fewer than 500 employees,

 

(ii)    

UK companies with more than 500 employees, and

 

(iii)    

non-UK companies.’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 31 October 2013                  

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Mr William Cash

 

16

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

all expenditure in all departments across Government on matters related

 

to the high speed railway transport network.’.

 

Mary Creagh

 

Mr Robert Goodwill

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

26

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Each report must also contain an account of the vocational qualifications gained

 

during the financial year by individuals employed by persons appointed under an

 

enactment to carry out activities in connection with preparing for, and

 

constructing, the network referred to in subsection (2).’.

 

Mary Creagh

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

6

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  24,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

As soon as is reasonably practicable after preparatory spending ceases the

 

Secretary of State will place before Parliament a final financial report, setting out

 

all spending authorised by this legislation and including equivalent information

 

to that required under subsection (2).’.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr William Cash

 

31

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  24,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

Within six months of Royal Assent the Secretary of State shall present to

 

Parliament an estimate of the expenditure to be incurred under section 1 during

 

the period ending on 31 March 2015.

 

(7)    

On or before 30 September 2015 and on the anniversary thereof in each

 

subsequent year the Secretary of State shall present to Parliament an estimate of

 

the expenditure to be incurred under section 1 during the year ending 31 March

 

following the date of such presentation.’.

 


 

John McDonnell

 

23

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out ‘comes into force on the day on which it is

 

passed’ and insert ‘shall not come into force until the Secretary of State has published

 

detailed proposals for the Government’s preferred route directly connecting the network

 

with Heathrow airport, has consulted with those residents, local authorities and businesses

 

which may be affected by this connecting route and has published measures to mitigate

 

and compensate for the social, economic and environmental impact, of the line.’.

 


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 31 October 2013                  

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High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill, continued

 
 

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.

 

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.

 


 
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