Petitioning guidance

Use the links below to access guidance on petitioning against the High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill.

The guidance is also available as a Word Document (DOCX DOCX 1.21 MB) - (Part 1 of 4) .

Guide for petitioners January 2019  - (Part 2 of 4). (PDF PDF 685 KB)

Short guide to effective petitioning in Committee (PDF PDF 575 KB) -  (Part 3 of 4).

Large Print - Guide for Petitioners (PDF PDF 621 KB) (Part 4 of 4)

High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill overview

What is the High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill? What is a hybrid bill? Who is involved in the process?

Petitioning against an additional provision to the Bill

A petition against the High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill is different to an e-petition or a public petition.

Should I petition?

Will your petition be considered by the committee? How to know if you’re directly and specially affected. Who decides whether my petition will be considered?

Petition representatives

Can someone else represent me? Does a business, group or organisation need a representative? How are local authorities represented? Should I employ a legal expert to represent my petition? Which Parliamentary Agents can represent me?

What happens after submitting my petition?

Will my petition be published? Will HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport see my petition? What happens next?