High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Consideration of Lords amendments

23 February 2017

MPs debated amendments made by the House of Lords to the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill on Monday 20 February.

Consideration of Lords amendments

MPs agreed to Lords Amendments to the High speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill. The Bill was given Royal Assent on Wednesday 22 February becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

The High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

Summary of the Bill

The key areas of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill are:

  • authorisation of works to construct and maintain phase 1 of the HS2 line (powers to carry out these works are conferred on a nominated undertaker (HS2 Ltd.))
  • power to acquire land (and limited rights in land) necessary for the works to be carried out
  • deeming of planning permission to be granted for the works
  • deregulation of works on HS2 (the disapplication of certain powers contained in other legislation)
  • railways matters, essentially the application of existing legislation to HS2 and the future regulatory regime for the line
  • facilitating works on conventional lines to integrate them with HS2.

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.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs 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 published the following briefing papers relating to the Bill.

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