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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Monday 15 July 2019

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill,


 

as Amended in Select Committee


 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Andy McDonald

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC1

 

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.


 
 

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(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

 

Andy McDonald

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Not called  NC2

 

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)    

Regulations under this section may contain such supplementary, incidental,

 

consequential or transitional provision as the Secretary of State considers

 

necessary or expedient.

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section must be made by statutory instrument.

 

(4)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section is subject to

 

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

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Andy McDonald

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Negatived on division  NC4

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

 “Independent peer review

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must commission an independent peer review of the High

 

Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) project.

 

(2)    

The review must include consideration of the project’s—

 

(a)    

environmental impact,

 

(b)    

economic impact,

 

(c)    

engineering, and

 

(d)    

governance.

 

(3)    

In this section, “independent” means it is carried out by persons who are

 

independent of—

 

(a)    

Government,

 

(b)    

HS2 Ltd, and

 

(c)    

persons contracted or subcontracted to carry out the scheduled works.

 

(4)    

In this section, a “peer review” is a review conducted by experts of equivalent

 

professional qualifications, expertise and standing to the persons responsible for

 

each aspect of the project set out in subsection (2).


 
 

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(5)    

A report of the review in subsection (1) must be laid before the House of

 

Commons within 12 months of this Act receiving Royal Assent.”

 


 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

Negatived on division  NC5

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

 “Non-disclosure agreements

 

(1)    

The nominated undertaker, or any subcontractors thereof, must not enter into any

 

non-disclosure agreement with any party in connection with the scheduled works

 

unless the assessor of non-disclosure agreements related to the scheduled works

 

(“the assessor”) has certified that it is in the public interest.

 

(2)    

The Comptroller and Auditor General must appoint a person to be the assessor.

 

(3)    

The assessor must be—

 

(a)    

independent, and

 

(b)    

a current or former high court judge, higher judge or Queen’s Counsel.

 

(4)    

In this section, “independent” means independent of—

 

(a)    

Government,

 

(b)    

HS2 Ltd, and

 

(c)    

persons contracted or subcontracted to carry out the scheduled works.

 

(5)    

The assessor must undertake his or her work with a presumption in favour of

 

transparency and public accountability in matters connected to the scheduled

 

works.

 

(6)    

The assessor must review any non-disclosure agreement between the nominated

 

undertaker, or any subcontractors thereof, and any party in connection with the

 

scheduled works and in place before this section comes into force to certify

 

whether it is—

 

(a)    

in the public interest, or

 

(b)    

not in the public interest.

 

(7)    

The assessor may not determine that a non-disclosure agreement is in the public

 

interest for the purposes of subsection (1) or (6) except for the reason that it is

 

justified because of exceptional commercial confidentiality.

 

(8)    

If the assessor certifies under subsection (6) that a non-disclosure agreement is

 

not in the public interest that non-disclosure agreement immediately ceases to

 

have effect.

 

(9)    

In this section, a “non-disclosure agreement” means any duty of confidentiality

 

or other restriction on disclosure (however imposed).”

 

Bill read the third time on division, and passed.

 


 

 

Revised 15 July 2019