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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 4th December 2007

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill


 

[First Sitting]


 

Mr Tom Harris

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday

 

4th December) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 4th December;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 6th December;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 11th December;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 4th December

Until no later than 1.00 p.m.

Department for Transport

 
 

(3)  

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

 

conclusion at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 11th December.

 


 

Mr Tom Harris

 

That subject to the discretion of the Chairman, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 4th December 2007      

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Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Tom Harris

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 

Agreed to

 


 

 

The following witnesses gave oral evidence:

 


 

Tom Harris MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport; Graham

 

Dalton, Director, Rail Projects and David Lunn, Divisional Manager, Major

 

Projects, Department for Transport.

 


 

Stephen Hammond

 

Withdrawn  1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

In subsection (1) “railway services” refer only to those services that both

 

originate and terminate in the United Kingdom.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Stephen Hammond

 

Withdrawn  2

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  leave out lines 7 to 9 and insert—

 

‘Section 17 of the 1996 Act (access agreements) is repealed.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Stephen Hammond

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  3,  page  1,  leave out lines 11 to 16 and insert—

 

  ‘Section 21 of the 1996 Act (duties of the Office of Rail Regulation as to

 

the exercise of regulatory functions) is repealed.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 4th December 2007      

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Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Hammond

 

Negatived on division  4

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  7,  after ‘be’, insert ‘consistent with the relevant terms of any

 

license fee payable by other operators of railway assets under section 8 of the Railways

 

Act 1993, and’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Stephen Hammond

 

Not selected  5

 

Page  2,  line  29,  leave out Clause 5.

 

Clauses 5 and 6 Agreed to.

 

Bill to be reported.

 


 
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