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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 16 December 2014

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]


 

[FIRST AND SECOND Sittings]


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 16

 

December) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 16 December;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am on Thursday 18 December;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 6 January;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 8 January;

 

(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 13 January;

 

(f)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 15 January;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1;

 

Clauses 2 and 3; Schedule 2; Clauses 4 to 13; Schedule 3; Clauses 14 to 29;

 

Schedule 4; Clauses 30 to 33; Schedule 5; Clauses 34 to 37; Schedule 6;

 

Clauses 38 to 45; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 46 to 49; remaining

 

proceedings on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 15 January.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

To move, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by

 

the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 

Clause 1 Agreed to.


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  27

 

Schedule  1,  page  69,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51)

 

67A      

In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958, in the table at the end of

 

paragraph 3, at the appropriate place in Part 2 insert “A strategic highways

 

company for the time being appointed under Part 1 of the Infrastructure Act

 

2014.”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Richard Burden

 

Withdrawn  8

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Before appointing a strategic highways company the Secretary of State must

 

consult all highways authorities in the area to be specified under section 1(a)

 

responsible for roads in that area other than the roads specified under 1(b). This

 

consultation must cover—

 

(a)    

the structure of the new organisation;

 

(b)    

the appointment of at least one non-executive director representing those

 

authorities to the board of the new company; and

 

(c)    

any other matter which the Secretary of State deems relevant.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Richard Burden

 

Withdrawn  9

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  4,  after first “the”, insert “joint social, economic and

 

environmental”

 

Richard Burden

 

Negatived on division  12

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the anticipated impact of the Roads Investment Strategy upon the

 

condition and development of the local roads network and local transport

 

provision;

 

(d)    

the anticipated impact of the Roads Investment Strategy on links with

 

other nationally and regionally significant transport and infrastructure

 

projects, including ports and airports; and

 

(e)    

the anticipated impact of the Roads Investment Strategy on the growth

 

plans of city regions and sub-regional bodies.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Withdrawn  14

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—


 
 

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, continued

 
 

“(c)    

how the strategic highways company will co-operate with Network Rail

 

for the effective integration of strategic road and rail planning and

 

development, including a long route or utilisation strategies.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Withdrawn  18

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

a target for vocational qualifications to be gained by individuals

 

employed by the strategic highways company and carrying out activities

 

in connection with preparing for, and constructing, the network referred

 

to in section 1(1)(b)

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Richard Burden

 

Negatived on division  16

 

Schedule  2,  page  82,  line  17,  after “relate”, insert—

 

“(d)    

the circumstances in which the Road Investment Strategy will allow the

 

strategic highways company to undertake commercial services or charge

 

for services”

 

Richard Burden

 

Not called  13

 

Schedule  2,  page  82,  line  23,  after “and”, insert—

 

“(i)    

how that strategy is expected to impact upon the condition and

 

development of the local road network and local transport

 

provision and the growth plans of city regions and sub-

 

regions;

 

(ii)    

how that strategy is expected to impact on the growth plans of

 

city regions and sub-regional bodies;

 

(iii)    

how that strategy is expected to impact upon the condition and

 

development of links with other nationally and regionally

 

significant transport and infrastructure projects, including

 

ports and airports; and

 

(iv)    

an assessment of the structural condition of the strategic and

 

local road networks.”

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Richard Burden

 

Not called  15

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

provision of services for the conveyance of passengers or freight”

 

Richard Burden

 

Not called  10

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  32,  at beginning insert “In order to contribute to the


 
 

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achievement of sustainable development”

 

Richard Burden

 

Not called  11

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  33,  leave out “effect of” and insert “desirability of securing

 

improvements through”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Richard Burden

 

Withdrawn  17

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Nothing in this Act shall alter the accountability of the Secretary of State to

 

Parliament for the highways specified under section 2(1)(b)

 

Richard Burden

 

Not called  19

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  39,  at end insert “including on matters of remuneration,

 

management, financial arrangements and staffing”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 6 and 7 Agreed to.

 

Richard Burden

 

Negatived on division  21

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  40,  after “authority”, insert—

 

“( )    

how the strategic highways company’s exercise of its functions or

 

achievement of its objectives affects communities located near the

 

highways for which it is the highway authority.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Not called  22

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  40,  after “authority”, insert—

 

“( )    

the views of road users in general; and

 

( )    

the environment.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Richard Burden

 

Withdrawn  23

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  22,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Richard Burden

 

Not called  24

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  2,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Richard Burden

 

Not called  25

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  12,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Richard Burden

 

Not called  26

 

Clause  12,  page  7,  line  32,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 13 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30am


 
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