High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017

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High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017
Long titleAn Act to make provision for a railway between Euston in London and a junction with the West Coast Main Line at Handsacre in Staffordshire, with a spur from Water Orton in Warwickshire to Curzon Street in Birmingham; and for connected purposes.
Citation2017 c. 7
Territorial extentEngland and Wales and Scotland
Dates
Royal assent23 February 2017
Other legislation
Relates toHigh Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted

The High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom which authorises the construction of Phase One of High Speed 2, a high-speed railway between London and Birmingham. The Act was introduced to Parliament as a Hybrid Bill on 25 November 2013, and received Royal Assent on 23 February 2017.[1]

Committee[edit]

The High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Select Committee was a select committee of the House of Lords in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Committee was established in 2016 with a remit to provide persons and bodies directly affected by the Act the opportunity to object to specific provisions of the bill.[2]

Membership[edit]

As of 31 March 2019, the members of the committee are as follows:[3]

Member Party
Rt. Hon. Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe PC Crossbench
Rt. Hon. Lord Brabazon of Tara PC DL Conservative
Lord Elder Labour
Rt. Hon. Lord Freeman PC Conservative
Rt. Hon. Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat
Rt. Hon. Baroness O'Cathain OBE Conservative
Lord Young of Norwood Green Labour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent". GOV.UK. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  2. ^ "High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Select Committee (Lords) - role". UK Parliament. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ "High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Select Committee (Lords) - membership". UK Parliament. Retrieved 1 April 2019.