e Government has also said it will prepare a Hybrid Bill
, to be laid during the next Parliament, for phase two of HS2, as well as widening sections of the M1, M6 and M62.
He told the HS2 Hybrid Bill
Committee that the new rail line will run over a viaduct opposite his mother's house in Balsall Common in the West Midlands and will disrupt his sleep, while construction works threaten to affect roads in the area for years.
"We understand that the removal of human remains to enable HS2 to progress is a sensitive and emotive issue, which is why this issue is specically dealt with in the Hybrid Bill
and why HS2 Ltd recently published a paper setting out how it would deal with aected burial sites along the route."
This would allow the company over an 18-month to fouryear period to undertake the necessary in-depth environmental impact assessment and to take the project through the legal process in the form of a Hybrid Bill
at the House of Commons.
It does not indicate outright opposition to the project but is a tactical legal move to enable SMBC to petition Parliament in the course of the Hybrid Bill
. If she turns to page 35 of the same paper she will see a full explanation.
A consultation last year revealed the tight timetable, saying: The Government would expect to introduce the hybrid Bill
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"But they will push it through, even via a hybrid bill
which is like a dictatorship rather than democracy.
Now the Government has released it, together with a promise from Transport Secretary Alistair Darling--not to build Crossrail, you understand, but to promote a Hybrid Bill
to allow it to be built sometime in the future, if they ever got around to a real decision.
They could pass an amendment directly by a vote of the legislature, in which case, says Foley, the measure would certainly be a hybrid bill
that would include domestic-partnership rights and other benefits rather than simply ban same-sex marriage.
She led on all aspects of HS2 before becoming the managing director of its development where she successfully delivered the UK's largest-ever hybrid bill
and now acts as an adviser on the project and is also a non-executive director at water watchdog Ofwat.
The HS2 hybrid Bill
committee will restart Parliamentary scrutiny of the bill for phase one -- between London and Birmingham -- shortly.