High Speed 2 Hybrid Bill

Hybrid Bills are relatively unique and are used when a project affects the interests of specific individuals and organisation.  

The Parliamentary Process

25th November 2013

First Reading

The Bill is presented to the House and the Environmental Statement is made available.  Public consultation on the Statement commences.

24th January 2014

Consultation on the Environmental Statement closes

 

TBC

An Independent Assessor presents the responses of the Environmental Statement.

 

TBC

Second Reading

MPs have the opportunity to debate the Bill and a vote takes place.  If the Bill passes its Second Reading, the principle of the Bill is agreed.

TBC

Select Committee established

The Select Committee will hear evidence and petitions in relation to the Bill.

TBC

Petitioning

Directly affected parties can petition the Hybrid Bill Committee.  The Petition cannot be about anything other than seeking mitigation/slight route alignments.

TBC

Public Bill Committee

A cross-party panel of MPs reviews and examines the Bill.  Further changes can be made at this stage.

TBC

Report and Third Reading

 

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House of Lords approval

 

TBC

Returns to the Commons

The Commons will consider any amendments made by the Lords

TBC

Royal Assent

 

The consultation on the Environmental Statement is now running.  This consultation closes on 24th January 2014 and the response form is available here.

 

Map books and explanatory notes are available here.

 

A background paper compiled by the House of Commons Library about Hybrid Bills is available here.