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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 11 July 2019

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: NC4 and NC5

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill,


 

as Amended in Select Committee


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end.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

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Andy McDonald

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

NC5

 

Parliamentary Star    

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).”

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 11 July 2019:

 

NC3

 


 

 

Revised 11 July 2019