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high Speed Rail (london – west midlands) bill

Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 6:23 pm on 22nd March 2016.

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Ordered,

That, at the sitting on Wednesday 23rd March, the following provisions shall apply to proceedings on the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill:

1. (1) Proceedings on Consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table.

(2) The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

Table

Proceedings Time for conclusion of proceedings
New clauses, new schedules and amendments relating to economic and financial issues including compensation and railway ownership One hour after the commencement of proceedings on Consideration
New clauses, new schedules and amendments relating to the route and environmental issues; remaining proceedings on Consideration Two hours after the commencement of proceedings on Consideration

(3) Proceedings on Third Reading and proceedings on the Motion in the name of Secretary Patrick McLoughlin relating to carry-over (No. 3) shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on Consideration.

2. (1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1.

(2) In relation to proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading, the Speaker shall put the following Questions in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply—

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) any Question on any amendment, new clause or new schedule selected by the Speaker for separate decision;

(d) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(e) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.

(3) On a motion made for a new clause or a new schedule, the Speaker shall put only the Question that the clause or schedule be added to the Bill.

(4) In relation to proceedings on the Motion mentioned in paragraph 1(3), the Speaker shall put forthwith the Questions necessary to dispose of the proceedings.

3. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply so far as necessary to proceedings to which this Order applies.

4. Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply in relation to proceedings on the Motion mentioned in paragraph 1(3).—(Julian Smith.)

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Just before I call Jake Berry, I appeal to Members who are leaving the Chamber, perhaps unaccountably, to do so quickly and quietly so that the hon. Gentleman can make his case and be afforded a decent hearing.