Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bill

Part of Orders of the Day — Schedule 3 – in the House of Commons at 5:51 pm on 1st November 1995.

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Photo of Mr Michael Morris Mr Michael Morris , Northampton South 5:51 pm, 1st November 1995

I understand that with this, it will be convenient to discuss the following motion: That it be an instruction to the Select Committee to which the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bill is committed in the next Session—

  1. (1) that it have power to consider—
    1. (a) alternatives to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding the approach of the rail link to St. Pancras station from the west of Highbury Corner;
    2. (b) the provision of rail sidings on the Midland Main Line on the western edge of the King's Cross Railway Lands;
    3. (c) the relocation of Tarmac plc's existing concrete-batching facilities to a site in the north-west corner of the King's Cross Railway Lands;
    4. (d) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding railways in the throat of St. Pancras station in the vicinity of the Regent's Canal;
    5. (e) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding diversion of the Camden sewer;
    6. (f) the provision of an additional road into the King's Cross Railway Lands from York Way, in the London Borough of Camden;
    7. (g) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding ticket halls and subways of the London Underground Railways;
    8. (h) the provision of a sewer forming a diversion of the St. Pancras sewer;
    9. (i) alterations to the table in paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to the Bill (buildings authorised to be demolished), so far as relating to the London Borough of Camden;
    10. (j) the running through a tunnel of so much of the rail link as lies between Barrington Road, in the London Borough of Newham, and Dagenham Dock, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham;
    11. (k) works required in connection with the accommodation of the easterly portal of the main London tunnel;
    12. (l) the undertaking of additional overhead line diversions in the vicinity of the A13 in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and the London Borough of Havering;
    13. (m) realignment overground of the rail link and Tilbury Loop Railway in the vicinity of the Mardyke Park housing estate at Thurrock, in the county of Essex, and associated works;
    14. (n) the provision of additional roads in the vicinity of Crowbridge Road, Ashford, in the county of Kent;
    15. (o) the provision of sidings on the Ashford to Canterbury Railway to the east of the River Stour at Ashford, in the county of Kent;
    16. (p) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding the junction of the rail link and the Eurotunnel Railway at Folkestone, in the county of Kent;
    17. (q) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding planning permission for development authorised by Part I;
    18. (r) alterations and additions to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding the compulsory acquisition of easements and other rights over land by the grant of new rights;
    19. (s) the disposal of land acquired for the purposes of or in connection with the works authorised by Part I;
    20. (t) the inclusion of additional land within the limits of land to be acquired or used; and
    21. (u) additional power to stop up highways in connection with the construction of the A2 and M2 improvement works;

      and, if it thinks fit, to make Amendments to the Bill with respect to any of the matters mentioned above, and for connected purposes;

  2. (2) that any Petition against Amendments to the Bill which the Select Committee mentioned in paragraph (1) above is empowered by that paragraph to make shall be referred to that Select Committee if—
    1. (a) it is presented by being deposited in the Private Bill Office not later than the end of the period of four weeks beginning with the day on which the first newspaper notice of the Amendments was published or, if that period includes any time during which the House is adjourned for more than four days, not later than five weeks beginning with that day, and
    2. (b) it is one in which the Petitioners pray to be heard by themselves, their Counsel or Agents;

      That it be an instruction to the Clerk of Private Bills that, on receiving an original copy of the first newspaper notice of any Amendments to the Bill which the Select Committee to which the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bill is committed in the next Session is empowered by paragraph (1) of the above instruction to make, he shall publish the date of the notice in the Private Business paper.

      That these Orders be Standing Orders of the House.