COMMONS

Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Commons)

The Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee is charged with deciding whether or not to dispense with any Standing Order, which the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills consider has not been complied with.

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill

Report of the Standing Orders Committee of 9 December


On 9 December 2014 the Standing Orders Committee made the following Report to the House:


The Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Standing Orders Committee that it had resolved, in respect of the Petition for Additional Provision deposited in relation to the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill:


That the promoters of the Bill have met the conditions set by the Committee on 28 October 2014 in relation to non-compliance with Standing Order 10A (Publication of notice relating to works bills); and that the promoters be permitted to insert their Additional Provision, if the Select Committee on the Bill thinks fit.


The Resolutions were agreed to.

 

Referral to the Standing Orders Committee of 13 October 2014

The following Report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills was referred to the Committee on Monday 13 October 2014.

That in the case of the Petition for Additional Provision deposited in relation to the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill, certain Standing Orders are applicable.

Furthermore, of those which are applicable, Standing Orders 10, 10A, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 27, 27A, 34, 36, 39, 41 and 45 have not been complied with.

The Committee will consider the Report at 2pm on Tuesday 28 October.

Report of the Standing Orders Committee of 28 October

On 28 October the Standing Orders Committee made the following Report to the House:
1. The Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Standing Orders Committee that it had resolved, in respect of the Petition for Additional Provision deposited in relation to the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill:
That the following Standing Orders ought to be dispensed with: 10, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 27, 27A, 34, 36, 39, 41 and 45; and


That Standing Order 10A (Publication of notice relating to works bills) ought to be dispensed with on the following conditions:


(a) that the House instruct the Select Committee on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill that the Select Committee have power to consider petitions against amendments included in the Petition for Additional Provision from any residents of the parishes of Finmere and Mixbury in Oxfordshire who have not already deposited such petitions not later than the end of the period of 18 days beginning with a date and under arrangements to be decided by the Select Committee;


(b) that, in accordance with arrangements decided by the Select Committee, the Promoters notify  the residents of the parishes in question in writing of the dates for petitioning decided by the Select Committee and identify the places of public resort in the County of Oxfordshire where the relevant notices required by SO 10A are to be displayed; and


(c) that the Promoters confirm to the Standing Orders Committee that such notification has been made; and


That the parties be permitted to insert their Additional Provision, if the Select Committee on the Bill thinks fit, provided that the above condition is met.
The Resolutions were agreed to.


2. Ordered, That the Standing Orders Committee have leave to report evidence taken this day on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill.


3. The Chairman of Ways and Means reported evidence taken before the Standing Orders Committee on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill.

Evidence to be published.

Previous referrals to the Standing Orders Committee

The following Report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills was referred to the Committee on Wednesday 8 January 2014.

That in the case of the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill, certain Standing Orders are applicable.

Furthermore, of those which are applicable, Standing Orders 11, 12, 12A, 13, 27, 27A, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 48, and 55 have not been complied with.

Report of the Standing Orders Committee of 15 January

On 15 January the Standing Orders Committee made the following Report to the House:

(1) The Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Standing Orders Committee that it had resolved, in respect of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill:

That the following Standing Orders ought to be dispensed with: SO 11, 12, 12A, 13, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 48 and 55; and

That Standing Order 27A (Environmental Assessment) ought to be dispensed on condition that the promoters of the Bill extend the period set under Standing Order 224A (Comments on environmental statement) during which comments can be made on the Environmental Statement so that the last day on which comments can be sent to the relevant Minister is 56 days after 16 December 2013, that is 10 February 2014; and that the Promoters publish a notice to this effect in those newspapers in which they published notices relating to the Bill under Standing Order 10 (Publication of notice in newspapers) in November and December 2013.

The Resolutions were agreed to.

(2) Ordered, That the Standing Orders Committee have leave to report evidence taken this day on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill.

(3) The Chairman of Ways and Means reported evidence taken before the Standing Orders Committee on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill.

Evidence to be published.

House of Commons - Standing Orders Private Business

Report of the Standing Orders Committee of 12 February

On 12 February the Standing Orders Committee made the following Report to the House:

The Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Standing Orders Committee that it had resolved, in respect of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill:

That the promoters of the Bill have met the conditions set by the Committee on 15 January 2014 in relation to non-compliance with Standing Order 27A (Environmental Assessment); and that the promoters be permitted to proceed with their Bill.

The Resolutions were agreed to.

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