Independent peer review

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 15th July 2019.

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‘(1) The Secretary of State must commission an independent peer review of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) project.

(2) The review must include consideration of the project’s—

(a) environmental impact,

(b) economic impact,

(c) engineering, and

(d) governance.

(3) In this section, “independent” means it is carried out by persons who are independent of—

(a) Government,

(b) HS2 Ltd, and

(c) persons contracted or subcontracted to carry out the scheduled works.

(4) In this section, a “peer review” is a review conducted by experts of equivalent professional qualifications, expertise and standing to the persons responsible for each aspect of the project set out in subsection (2).

(5) A report of the review in subsection (1) must be laid before the House of Commons within 12 months of this Act receiving Royal Assent.’—(Rachael Maskell.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 433 High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill — Independent peer review

Aye: 213 MPs

No: 253 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name


Nos: A-Z by last name


The House divided: Ayes 213, Noes 253.

Question accordingly negatived.