High Speed 2 Railway Line

Transport written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom Conservative, South Northamptonshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what method those wishing to petition the High Speed 2 hybrid Bill must raise points in response to the environmental statement consultation.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Responding to the consultation on the environmental statement and petitioning the hybrid Bill are distinct and unconnected. There is no requirement for those wishing to petition the hybrid Bill to respond to the environmental statement consultation. Those wishing to raise points in response to the consultation can do so by filling in the response form available on the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hs2-phase-one-environmental-statement and e-mailing it to:

HS2PhaseOneBillES@dialoguebydesign.com or writing to:

FREEPOST RTEC-AJUT-GGHH

HS2 Phase One Bill Environmental Statement

PO Box 70178

London

WC1A 9HS

The rules and format for petitioning the hybrid Bill are set by Parliament. Petitions will not be accepted until the Bill has passed Second Reading, at which time a petitioning period will be set. Guidance on how to petition the Bill is available from Parliament’s website at:

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/Commons-hybrid-Bill-Petitioning-Kit-2013-14.doc and a leaflet produced by Parliament has been distributed by HS2 Ltd to landowners along the proposed route of phase 1.

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