November 26, 2013
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|
|TBC||House of Lords approval|
|TBC||Returns to the Commons||The Commons will consider any amendments made by the Lords|
Map books and explanatory notes are available here.
A background paper compiled by the House of Commons Library about Hybrid Bills is available here.