New Clause 31 - Compensation: application

Part of High Speed Rail(London - West Midlands) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 8 March 2016.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Minister (Transport) 2:30, 8 March 2016

The Minister has covered a great deal of the ground concerning property. Will he reflect on the assertion that tenants do not have restrictions on free movement? I am not entirely sure that I can agree with him on that point. Some people will be very wedded to their community and will feel unable to move for lots of reasons, including family or community ties. It is an obvious omission in my view that the potential damage to the peaceable enjoyment of tenants has not been addressed in any meaningful way whatever. It is not my intention to press the new clause to a vote. I simply ask that my comments and our discussion of it are further considered by the Minister as the Bill progresses. I beg leave to ask leave to withdraw the clause.