Petitioning the House of Lords

Update 09 December 2016:

The House of Commons has completed its consideration of the HS2 hybrid bill following the Third Reading that took place on the 23rd of March and has been introduced to the House of Lords. MPs voted 399 to 42 in favour of the HS2 Bill at the Third Reading.

By December 2nd the Select committee had heard all the petitions and will likely publish their report on Thursday 15 December 2016.


Update 24 March 2016:

The House of Commons has completed its consideration of the HS2 hybrid bill following the Third Reading yesterday (March 23) and it has been introduced to the House of Lords.

MPs voted 399 to 42 in favour of the HS2 Bill at the Third Reading. The petitioning period set by the House of Lords commences today (March 24) and runs until 18 April at 5pm.

The Lords have decided that for the first time, petitions can be deposited by email. A provisional date has been announced for the second reading of the Bill in the House of Lords for April 14.

Warwickshire County Council hosted a seminar ‘The Lords and what to expect’ for community groups. It included a presentation from the authority’s Parliamentary Agents, Sharpe Pritchard.

A Lords select committee will be appointed to hear further petitions on the bill. For those wishing to petition the House of Lords, the full set of petitioning documents are available.


Update 16 March 2016:

The House of Commons is expected to complete its consideration of the HS2 hybrid bill in late March 2016 and it will then be sent to the House of Lords.

Warwickshire County Council hosted a seminar ‘The Lords and what to expect’ for community groups. It included a presentation from the authority’s Parliamentary Agents, Sharpe Pritchard.

The bill will be sent to the House of Lords immediately after it has been given a third reading in the House of Commons, due to be March 23. It is anticipated that the report stage of the Bill and the third reading will be taken on the same day.

A Lords select committee will be appointed to hear further petitions on the bill.

For those wishing to petition the House of Lords, the full set of petitioning documents are available.

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