Parliament set for HS2 debate

Bucks Free Press: Parliament set for HS2 debate Parliament set for HS2 debate

A KEY Parliamentary debate on whether to approve the controversial HS2 railway line is to take place this afternoon.

The Second Reading of the Hybrid Bill - effectively the project's planning application - starts at 3.30pm in the House of Commons.

Votes on a reasoned amendment - outlining opposition to the scheme and why the line should not be built - and whether the Bill should be read for a second time will be taken by MPs at the end of the debate. This is likely to be at around 10.45pm.

After that further votes relating to approving the use of public money towards HS2 will also be taken.

The debate will also carry on into tomorrow.

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9:40am Tue 29 Apr 14

buckspeasant says...

I'm surprised that the Bucks Free hasn't reported that a number of local MPs who also happen to be ministers weren't be present for the crucial HS2 vote citing "prior commitments":

http://blogs.spectat
or.co.uk/coffeehouse
/2014/04/is-it-fair-
that-anti-hs2-minist
ers-could-disappear-
for-key-votes/

David Lidington – Con – Aylesbury and Buckinghamshire. Minister of State for Europe.
Dominic Grieve – Con – Beaconsfield. Attorney General.
Jeremy Wright – Con – Kenilworth and Southam. Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation.
Nick Hurd – Con – Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner. Minister for Civil Society.
Andrea Leadsom – Con – South Northamptonshire. Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister).
David Gauke – Con – South West Hertfordshire. Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.


Very poor representation of us the electorate!!
I'm surprised that the Bucks Free hasn't reported that a number of local MPs who also happen to be ministers weren't be present for the crucial HS2 vote citing "prior commitments": http://blogs.spectat or.co.uk/coffeehouse /2014/04/is-it-fair- that-anti-hs2-minist ers-could-disappear- for-key-votes/ David Lidington – Con – Aylesbury and Buckinghamshire. Minister of State for Europe. Dominic Grieve – Con – Beaconsfield. Attorney General. Jeremy Wright – Con – Kenilworth and Southam. Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation. Nick Hurd – Con – Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner. Minister for Civil Society. Andrea Leadsom – Con – South Northamptonshire. Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister). David Gauke – Con – South West Hertfordshire. Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. Very poor representation of us the electorate!! buckspeasant
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