High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Commons remaining stages

23 March 2016

MPs debated the remaining stages of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday 23 March 2016.

The Bill was amended during consideration and passed Third Reading (Division no. 231: Ayes 399, Noes 42).

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Summary of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

This Bill seeks to make provision for a railway between Euston in London and a junction with the West Coast Main Line at Handsacre in Staffordshire, with a spur from Water Orton in Warwickshire to Curzon Street in Birmingham; and for connected purposes.

Progress of the Bill

This Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 25 November 2013.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Hybrid bills

The High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill is a hybrid bill.

Hybrid bills mix the characteristics of public and private bills. The changes to the law proposed by a hybrid bill would affect the general public but would also have a significant impact for specific individuals or groups.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has recently published a briefing paper relating to the High Speed Rail Bill.

Carry over motions

A carry over motion for the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill was also approved by MPs on Wednesday 23 March. The Bill shall now be suspended until the next Session of Parliament (2016-17).

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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