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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 25 February 2016

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1-25, NC1-NC22, NS1

 

Public Bill Committee


 

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill,


 

As Amended


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Order to be proposed by Mr Robert Goodwill.

 


 

Mr Robert Goodwill

 

To move, That the Bill be considered in the following order, namely, Clause 1,

 

Schedule 1, Clause 2, Schedules 2 and 3, Clause 3, Schedule 4, Clause 4, Schedules 5 and

 

6, Clause 5, Schedules 7 to 9, Clause 6, Schedule 10, Clauses 7 and 8, Schedule 11, Clause

 

9, Schedule 12, Clause 10, Schedule 13, Clause 11, Schedule 14, Clause 12, Schedule 15,

 

Clauses 13 to 15, Schedule 16, Clauses 16 to 20, Schedule 17, Clauses 21 to 25, Schedule

 

18, Clause 26, Schedule 19, Clause 27, Schedule 20, Clauses 28 to 32, Schedule 21,

 

Clause 33, Schedules 22 and 23, Clause 34, Schedule 24, Clause 35, Schedule 25, Clause

 

36, Schedule 26, Clause 37, Schedule 27, Clauses 38 to 41, Schedule 28, Clause 42,

 

Schedule 29, Clauses 43 to 45, Schedule 30, Clause 46, Schedule 31, Clause 47, Schedule

 

32, Clauses 48 to 68, new Clauses, new Schedules, remaining proceedings on the Bill.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 February 2016                  

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High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Robert Goodwill

 

That, if proceedings on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill are not

 

completed at this day’s sitting, the Committee do meet—

 

  (a) on Tuesdays when the House is sitting at 9.25am and 2.00pm; and

 

(b) on Thursdays when the House is sitting at 11.30am and 2.00pm.

 


 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  after “1,” insert “subject to subsections 1A, 1D, 1G, 1I, 1O

 

and 1V”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to prevent any surface railway route through The Chilterns Area of

 

Outstanding Natural Beauty and ensure that any railway within the AONB be built in a fully-bored

 

tunnel.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The nominated undertaker shall not exercise powers to construct a surface

 

railway route within the boundaries of The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural

 

Beauty (Chilterns AONB).

 

(1B)    

Any railway constructed as part of Phase One of High Speed 2 and within the

 

boundaries of the AONB shall be built as an extension to the bored tunnel in this

 

area, which is planned through the works specified in Schedule 1 of this Act.

 

(1C)    

In this section, the Chilterns AONB shall mean the area of outstanding natural

 

beauty designated within the Chilterns under section 82(1) of the Countryside and

 

Rights of Way Act 2000.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to prevent any surface railway route through The Chilterns Area of

 

Outstanding Natural Beauty and ensure that any railway within the AONB be built in a fully-bored

 

tunnel.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1D)    

The nominated undertaker shall not exercise powers granted under Schedule 1 to

 

build a surface railway route within the boundaries of The Chilterns Area of

 

Natural Beauty (Chilterns AONB).

 

(1E)    

To fulfil railway construction requirements for Phase One of High Speed 2 within

 

this area, the nominated undertaker shall pursue an extension of the bored tunnel

 

which is planned through works specified in this Schedule, via a Transport and

 

Works Act order as provided for in section 52 of this Act.

 

(1F)    

In this section, the Chilterns AONB shall mean the area of outstanding natural

 

beauty designated within the Chilterns under section 82(1) of the Countryside and

 

Rights of Way Act 2000.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to prevent any surface railway route through The Chilterns Area of

 

Outstanding Natural Beauty and require the nominated undertaker to pursue an extension of the

 

existing bored tunnel outside of this legislation.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 February 2016                  

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High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill, continued

 
 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1G)    

Any railway constructed as part of Phase One of High Speed 2 and within the

 

boundaries of the AONB shall, between South Heath and Leather Lane, east of

 

the A413 Aylesbury Road in Buckinghamshire, be built within bored tunnel.

 

(1H)    

The works referred to in subsection (1A) shall be pursued by means of a Transport

 

and Works Act order.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would provide partial further protection of the Chilterns AONB by extending the

 

bored tunnel northward from South Heath for a further mile.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1I)    

The nominated undertaker shall not exercise powers to commence any works

 

specified in this Schedule, or any other construction works connected to Phase

 

One of High Speed Rail 2, until a cost benefit analysis of the environmental

 

impacts of such works has been completed.

 

(1J)    

The cost benefit analysis must include, but shall not be restricted to, an

 

assessment of the environmental impacts of Phase One of High Speed Rail 2 and

 

connected construction works in The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural

 

Beauty.

 

(1K)    

The cost benefit analysis shall be undertaken by a review panel, the membership

 

of which must include, but shall not be restricted to, representatives from—

 

(a)    

Buckinghamshire County Council,

 

(b)    

Chiltern District Council,

 

(c)    

Aylesbury Vale District Council,

 

(d)    

Wycombe District Council,

 

(e)    

The Chilterns Conservation Board,

 

(f)    

Natural England,

 

(g)    

Environment Agency,

 

(h)    

Key community groups,

 

(i)    

HS2 Ltd, and

 

(j)    

The Department for Transport.

 

    

The panel shall be funded and facilitated by the nominated undertaker.

 

(1L)    

Within twelve weeks after the date on which this Act comes into force the Panel

 

must report its conclusions and recommendations to the Secretary of State.

 

(1M)    

If the Secretary of State rejects any recommendation made by the panel he must—

 

(a)    

make publicly available its reasons for doing so, and

 

(b)    

demonstrate how any environmental cost that would have been addressed

 

by the rejected recommendation will otherwise be mitigated.

 

(1N)    

Any deviation from works specified in this Schedule required as a result of the

 

panel’s recommendations shall be pursued via a Transport and Works Act order,

 

as provided for in section 52 of this Act.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to make progress of any construction works connected to Phase One of

 

High Speed Rail 2 conditional on the completion of an environmental cost benefit analysis.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 February 2016                  

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High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill, continued

 
 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1O)    

The nominated undertaker shall not exercise powers to commence any works

 

specified in this Schedule, or any other construction works connected to Phase

 

One of High Speed Rail 2, until a full reassessment of tunnelling methodology as

 

applied to an extended bored tunnel under The Chilterns Area of Outstanding

 

Natural Beauty, has been completed.

 

(1P)    

The reassessment shall be conducted by a panel of experts and other relevant

 

parties, to be appointed, funded and facilitated by the nominated undertaker.

 

(1Q)    

Within twelve weeks of this Act coming into force, the panel must report its

 

conclusions and any recommendations to HS2 and the Secretary of State.

 

(1R)    

If the Secretary of State rejects any recommendation made by the panel he must—

 

(a)    

make publicly available its reasons for doing so, and

 

(b)    

provide a cost benefit analysis of any alternative proposal to that

 

recommended by the panel.

 

(1S)    

Any deviation from works specified in this Schedule required as a result of the

 

panel’s recommendations shall be pursued through a Transport and Works Act

 

order, as provided for in section 52 of this Act.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make progress of any works connected to Phase One of High Speed Rail 2

 

conditional on the completion of a reassessment of tunnelling methodology for an extended bored

 

tunnel under part of The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1T)    

The nominated undertaker shall not exercise powers to commence any works

 

specified in this Schedule, or any other construction works connected to Phase

 

One of High Speed Rail 2, until a full assessment of traffic management

 

requirements has been completed.

 

(1U)    

The assessment shall be conducted by a panel of experts and other relevant

 

parties, to be appointed, funded and facilitated by HS2 Ltd.

 

(1V)    

Within sixteen weeks of this Act coming into force the panel must report its

 

conclusions to the Secretary of State. The report must include but shall not be

 

limited to—

 

(a)    

a full assessment of traffic management requirements consequential to

 

any works specified in this Schedule, and

 

(b)    

detailed proposals outlining how such requirements shall be addressed.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make progress of any works connected to Phase One of High Speed Rail 2

 

conditional on the completion of an assessment of traffic management requirements and

 

implementation of solutions to address such requirements.

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  9,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

No works that are not scheduled works under this Act may be undertaken

 

until the Secretary of State has published guidelines on how


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 February 2016                  

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High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill, continued

 
 

developments will be assessed as likely to have significant effects on the

 

environment for the purposes of subsection (2)(a).”

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

When land is acquired under subsection (1), and is not otherwise specifically

 

authorised under this Act, the Secretary of State must lay a report before

 

Parliament setting out the reason for the acquisition before Parliament, and any

 

such report must then also be published on the nominated undertaker’s website

 

within 5 working days.”

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  14,  page  7,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Nothing in this section shall prevent the nominated undertaker, or other owners

 

of railway stations, from establishing any new right of way within or over railway

 

stations that are used for Phase One purposes.”

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  7,  line  19,  leave out “the end of five years beginning with the”

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  21,  page  9,  line  31,  after “by order” insert “by up to a further 5 years”

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  23,  page  11,  line  28,  at end, insert “where the expression ‘short-term’ shall

 

not extend to stays of more than 12 hours”

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 February 2016                  

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High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill, continued

 
 

Andy McDonald

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  29,  page  12,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

The ownership of any public space which was previously owned by a

 

public body and which is acquired by the nominated undertaker or the

 

Secretary of State for Phase One purposes, and is subsequently returned

 

to use as public space, must be transferred to a public body when that

 

public space is no longer required for Phase One purposes.

 

(e)    

For the purposes of subsection (d), a public body is a local authority, the

 

Greater London Authority, Transport for London or any Metropolitan

 

County Transport Authority.”

 


 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  31,  page  13,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

The Secretary of State shall, within one year of Royal Assent, consult on and

 

prepare plans for the undergrounding of all overhead power lines in the Chilterns

 

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty over a height of 15m, and shall within one

 

year thereafter introduce legislation or alternative regulatory measures (to the

 

extent such measures are required) to permit such undergrounding to take place

 

by the end of 2020.

 

(6A)    

In this section, “Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” shall mean the

 

area of outstanding natural beauty in the Chilterns designated under section 52(1)

 

of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to compensate for the physical effects of the railway in the Chilterns

 

AONB by removing existing obtrusive and unappealing infrastructure.

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

17

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  40,  page  15,  line  7,  after “discontinuance which the Secretary of State,”

 

insert “reasonably”

 

Andy McDonald

 

18

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  40,  page  15,  line  8,  leave out from “expedient” to “High Speed 2” and insert

 

“in relation to the Northolt and Acton Line (also known as the Wycombe Single Line).”

 

Andy McDonald

 

20

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  40,  page  15,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

If the Secretary of State makes a direction under subsection (1), he must make a

 

written statement to Parliament within 28 days, setting out his reasons for making

 

such a direction.”


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 February 2016                  

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High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill, continued

 
 

Andy McDonald

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  40,  page  15,  line  15,  leave out “sections 29 to 31 (discontinuance of use or

 

operation of stations),”

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

21

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  45,  page  17,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

If property or rights are transferred from HS2 Limited or a wholly-owned

 

subsidiary of HS2 Ltd to any body that is not a public body as defined by section

 

25(1) of the 1993 Railways Act, a fee must be received which reflects a fair

 

market evaluation of that property or right.”

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

22

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  48,  page  18,  line  8,  after “if the Secretary of State,” insert “reasonably”

 

Andy McDonald

 

24

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  48,  page  18,  line  10,  after “any land” insert “within the Act limits or in the

 

vicinity of any station or depot the construction of which is authorised by the Act”

 

Andy McDonald

 

25

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  48,  page  18,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Before acquiring land compulsorily under subsection (1) the Secretary of State,

 

following consultation with the relevant local authority, must be satisfied that—

 

(a)    

the regeneration or development accords with the relevant development

 

plan; and

 

(b)    

that there is no realistic prospect of the local authority exercising powers

 

of compulsory purchase of the land within a reasonable time.”

 

Andy McDonald

 

23

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  48,  page  18,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Secretary of State must define the term “an opportunity for regeneration or

 

development” in regulations for the purposes of subsection (1).

 

(1B)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (1A) may not be

 

made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a

 

resolution of, each House of Parliament.”

 



 
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