Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee announce programme

13 November 2012

The Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee will hear oral evidence on Tuesday 13 November and on Tuesday 20 November.

The Committee will then consider the Bill every Tuesday and Thursday from that point concluding on Thursday 6 December.

Programme and witnesses

Tuesday 13 November

Taking place in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House:

at 8.55am

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Energy and Climate Change

at 10am

  • Local Government Association
  • Association of Convenience Stores

at 10.30am

  • Confederation of British Industry
  • British Chamber of Commerce

at 2pm

  • Country Land and Business Association
  • British Property Federation
  • British Council of Shopping Centres

at 3pm

  • Chartered Institute for Housing
  • Home Builders Federation
  • National Housing Federation

at 4pm

  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Shelter

Tuesday 20 November

Taking place in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House:

at 8.55am

  • Adrian Penfold (author of the Penfold Review of non-planning consents)

at 9.30am

  • Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Town and Country Planning Association 
  • Planning Officers Society

at 10.30am

  • National Infrastructure Planning Association
  • Energy UK
  • Broadband Stakeholder Group

at 2pm

  • Taylor Wessing LLP
  • Working Families
  • Trades Union Congress
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

at 3pm

  • English National Park Authorities Association
  • Campaign to Protect Rural England
  • RSPB
  • RenewableUK

at 4pm

  • National Trust
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Campaign for National Parks

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill will take place in Committee Room 9 in the Palace of Westminster on:

  • Thursday 22 November 11.30am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 27 November 8.55am and 2pm
  • Thursday 29 November 11.30am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 4 December 8.55am and 2pm
  • Thursday 6 December 11.30am and 2pm

The Committee must complete consideration of the Bill no later than 5pm on Thursday 6 December 2012.

These sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms.

It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Timings and room numbers are subject to change.

Summary of the Bill

To make provision in connection with facilitating or controlling the following, namely, the provision or use of infrastructure, the carrying-out of development, and the compulsory acquisition of land; to make provision about when rating lists are to be compiled; to make provision about the rights of employees of companies who agree to be employee owners; and for connected purposes.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation on the Growth and Infrastructure Bill 2012-13 and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Further Information

The Scrutiny Unit can help with any queries about oral evidence.

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