Protective provisions

Part of High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 3 March 2016.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Minister (Transport) 12:45, 3 March 2016

I am grateful to the Minister for that helpful explanation. We are talking about nominated undertakers and statutory undertakers—there is a lot of undertaking going on. Does the Minister envisage that there will be better co-ordination between the nominated undertaker and the statutory undertaker? Members across the House will be besieged with complaints about the myriad works by a succession of statutory undertakers in their own territory. What I am saying in words of one syllable is that the works involving statutory undertakers will be better co-ordinated if they are done in one go. That is better than multiple moving activities and many holes being dug.