DD1211 High Speed Rail Bill - submission of Mayor’s petition against the Bill

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1211
Date signed: 
23 May 2014
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

The High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Bill (“HS2 Bill”) secured its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 28th April 2014. All those directly or specially affected by the first phase of HS2, from London to the West Midlands, are now able to submit petitions (objections) against the Bill. The petitioning period for Local Authorities is 29th April to 16th May. Such petitions must be presented in the specific format required by Parliament. The Executive Director, acting under the Mayoral Scheme of Delegation, is asked to give approval to the Authority opposing the HS2 Bill by its parliamentary agents submitting a Petition by the Mayor against its provisions reflecting the grounds summarised in this report and to confirm parliamentary agents’ authority to act for the Mayor in relation to the Petition.

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