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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 25 June 2019

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill,


 

as Amended in Select Committee


 

[First and Second Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 


 

Ms Nusrat Ghani

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Agreed to

 


 

Ms Nusrat Ghani

 

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

 

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


 
 

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

 

12, Clause 9, Schedule 13, Clause 10, Schedule 14, Clauses 11 to 13, Schedules 15 and

 

16, Clauses 14 to 17, Schedule 17, Clauses 18 to 21, Schedules 18 and 19, Clause 22,

 

Schedule 20, Clauses 23 to 27, Schedule 21, Clause 28, Schedules 22 and 23, Clause 29,

 

Schedule 24, Clause 30, Schedule 25, Clause 31, Schedule 26, Clause 32, Schedule 27,

 

Clauses 33 to 37, Schedule 28, Clause 38, Schedule 29, Clauses 39 and 40, Schedule 30,

 

Clauses 41 and 42, Schedule 31, Clause 43, Schedule 32, Clauses 44 to 62, new Clauses,

 

new Schedules, remaining proceedings on the Bill.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Clauses 1 to 62 Agreed to.

 

Schedules 1 to 32 Agreed to.

 

Rachael Maskell

 

Matt Rodda

 

Negatived on division  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on trees and woodland habitats

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must prepare a report on—

 

(a)    

the likely effects of the scheduled works on trees and woodland habitats;

 

(b)    

steps to be taken to minimise or mitigate those effects.

 

(2)    

The report must include specific consideration of—

 

(a)    

ancient trees, including those on construction sites which will not be

 

designated for long-term railway use;

 

(b)    

tree felling, with particular reference to birdlife nesting and breeding

 

seasons;

 

(c)    

wildlife habitat corridors; and

 

(d)    

woodland, including ancient woodland.

 

(3)    

The report must be laid before Parliament within one year of this Act being

 

passed.”

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Matt Rodda

 

Negatived on division  NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on use of rail transport during scheduled works

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must prepare a report on the use of rail transport during the

 

scheduled works.

 

(2)    

The report must include an assessment of the benefits of transporting—

 

(a)    

aggregates;

 

(b)    

track;

 

(c)    

concrete; and

 

(d)    

other materials

 

    

by rail rather than road.


 
 

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(3)    

The report must be laid before Parliament within one year of this Act being

 

passed.”

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Matt Rodda

 

Negatived on division  NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on disruption to cycling and walking

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must prepare a report on—

 

(a)    

any disruption likely to be caused to cyclists and walkers by—

 

(i)    

the scheduled works, and

 

(ii)    

the railway; and

 

(b)    

steps to be taken to minimise or mitigate that disruption.

 

(2)    

The report must include specific consideration of—

 

(a)    

people seeking to cycle or walk adjacent to, or in parallel to, the railway;

 

(b)    

people seeking to cross the railway.

 

(3)    

The report must be laid before Parliament within one year of this Act being

 

passed.”

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Matt Rodda

 

Negatived on division  NC4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Compensation scheme for tenants

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must by regulations make provision for a scheme to

 

compensate tenants adversely affected by the scheduled works.

 

(2)    

The scheme must make provision for tenant occupants of—

 

(a)    

house boats;

 

(b)    

mobile homes;

 

(c)    

static homes including caravans;

 

(d)    

farms; and

 

(e)    

other private properties.

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section may contain such supplementary, incidental,

 

consequential or transitional provision as the Secretary of State considers

 

necessary or expedient.

 

(4)    

Regulations under this section must be made by statutory instrument.

 

(5)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section is subject to

 

annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.”

 



 
 

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Rachael Maskell

 

Matt Rodda

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC5

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on forms of railway track

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must prepare a report on the relative merits of using slab

 

track and track laid on sleepers in the scheduled works.

 

(2)    

The report must include specific consideration of—

 

(a)    

environmental impact;

 

(b)    

cost efficiency; and

 

(c)    

maintenance.

 

(3)    

The report must be laid before Parliament within one year of this Act being

 

passed.”

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Matt Rodda

 

Negatived on division  NC6

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Quarterly reports on environmental impact, costs and progress

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must publish quarterly reports on the scheduled works

 

throughout the period in which those works take place.

 

(2)    

Each such report must contain an assessment of—

 

(a)    

environmental impact;

 

(b)    

costs; and

 

(c)    

progress compared to the scheduled timetable.

 

(3)    

The first such report must be laid before Parliament within the period ending three

 

months after the day the scheduled works commence.

 

(4)    

Each subsequent report must be laid before Parliament within three months of the

 

publication of the last report under this section.”

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Matt Rodda

 

Negatived on division  NC7

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Ongoing public engagement

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must by regulations make provision for ongoing public

 

engagement about the scheduled works.

 

(2)    

The regulations may require the nominated undertaker to—

 

(a)    

hold public meetings;

 

(b)    

make provision for public help and complaints mechanisms;

 

(c)    

consult on changes to plans or timetables; and


 
 

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(d)    

take other public engagement steps as the Secretary of State sees fit.

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section may contain such supplementary, incidental,

 

consequential or transitional provision as the Secretary of State considers

 

necessary or expedient.

 

(4)    

Regulations under this section must be made by statutory instrument.

 

(5)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section is subject to

 

annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.”

 

Bill to be reported without amendment.

 


 

 

Revised 25 June 2019