New Clause 18 — Periodic reports by the Secretary of State

Infrastructure Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 26th January 2015.

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“(1) The Secretary of State must from time to time prepare and publish reports on the manner in which a strategic highways company exercises its functions.

(2) The Secretary of State must lay a report prepared under subsection (1) before Parliament.”—(Mr Hayes.)

This amendment would place a duty on the Secretary of State to prepare and publish reports on the exercise by a strategic highways company of its functions.

Brought up, and added to the Bill.

Amendment proposed: 4, page 1, line 4, leave out clauses 1 and 2.—(Richard Burden.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 203, Noes 323.

Division number 142

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.