High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Act 2021


make provision for a railway between a junction with Phase One of High Speed 2, near Fradley Wood in Staffordshire, and a junction with the West Coast Main Line near Crewe in Cheshire; and for connected purposes.

What is this Bill?

The High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) was a Hybrid Bill tabled by Andrew Stephenson that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 17 July 2017 and became an Act of Parliament on 11 February 2021.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Hybrid Bills are usually tabled by the Government to legislate for construction of a large infrastructure projects.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

11/02/2021
Royal Assent (Commons)
11/02/2021
Act of Parliament
High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Act 2021 (c. 2)
11/02/2021
Amendments agreed to on Consideration
Royal Assent (Hansard)
11/02/2021
Amendments agreed to on Consideration
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
20/01/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments - 19 January 2021
19/01/2021
Ping Pong (Commons)
18/01/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Minister Andrew Stephenson
15/12/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 231 EN 2019-21 (Lords Amendments)
14/12/2020
3rd reading (Lords)
14/12/2020
Bill
Bill 231 2019-21 (Lords Amendments)
11/12/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Baroness Randerson and others regarding an issue raised during the Report Stage of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: the impact to wetlands and meadows
10/12/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to the Earl of Lytton and others regarding the repository for long-term liabilities and obligations for works to neighbouring properties, etc.
08/12/2020
Bill
HL Bill 157 (as amended on Report)
04/12/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Andrew Stephenson MP to Lord Randall regarding issues raised during the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill report stage debate
03/12/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142-R-II Second marshalled list for Report
02/12/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142-R-I(a) Amendment for Report (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
30/11/2020
Report stage (Lords)
25/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142-R-I Marshalled list for Report
24/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142-R(d) Amendments for Report
20/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142-R(c) Amendments for Report
20/11/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lord Rosser regarding issues raised during the High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill committee stage debate
19/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142-R(b) Amendment for Report
19/11/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 142-R Running List of Amendments (PDF)
19/11/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Baroness Gardner of Parkes regarding an issue raised during the committee debate: connectivity within Birmingham
18/11/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lord Snape regarding the role of the Office of Rail and Road during HS2 construction and operation
17/11/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Baroness Randerson regarding issues raised during the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crew) Bill committee stage debate
16/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142-R(a) Amendment for Report
16/11/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to the Earl of Lytton regarding issues raised during the Grand Committee
16/11/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lord Berkeley and Lord Tunnicliffe regarding issues raised during the Grand Committee on the High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill
12/11/2020
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard) (Lords)
12/11/2020
Committee: 2nd sitting (Lords)
11/11/2020
Select Committee report
Special Report: High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill
09/11/2020
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard) (Lords)
09/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142-II Second marshalled list for Grand Committee
04/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee
03/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142(e) Amendments for Grand Committee
02/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142(d) Amendment for Grand Committee
02/11/2020
Library Notes
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill: update for Lords committee stages
30/10/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142(c) Amendments for Grand Committee
29/10/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142(b) Amendment for Grand Committee
29/10/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 142 Running list of amendments (PDF)
21/10/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142(a) Amendment for Grand Committee
14/10/2020
Bill
HL Bill 142 (as amended in Select Committee)
03/03/2020
2nd reading (Lords)
03/03/2020
Bill reintroduced
03/03/2020
Bill reintroduced
03/03/2020
Bill
HL Bill 103 (as introduced)
03/03/2020
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 103 Explanatory Notes
02/03/2020
Carry-over motion
02/03/2020
Motion
motion to revive Bill
25/02/2020
Motion to revive Bill
15/10/2019
Bill reintroduced
15/10/2019
Bill
HL Bill 6 (as introduced)
15/10/2019
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 6 Explanatory Notes
09/09/2019
Carry-over motion
15/08/2019
Library Notes
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
24/07/2019
Delegated Powers Memorandum
High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
16/07/2019
1st reading (Lords)
16/07/2019
Bill
HL Bill 193 (as introduced)
16/07/2019
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 193 Explanatory Notes
16/07/2019
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 15 July 2019
15/07/2019
3rd reading (Commons)
15/07/2019
Report stage (Commons)
15/07/2019
English votes for English laws
Speaker's Signed Certificate 15 July 2019
15/07/2019
English votes for English laws
Legislative Grand Committee Motion - 15 July 2019
15/07/2019
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 15 July 2019
15/07/2019
Selection of amendments for Consideration
Consideration on Report
12/07/2019
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 July 2019
11/07/2019
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2019
26/06/2019
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far (Commons)
26/06/2019
Committee Debate: 2nd sitting (Commons)
26/06/2019
Committee Debate: 1st sitting (Commons)
26/06/2019
Bill proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 June 2019
25/06/2019
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 June 2019
25/06/2019
Selection of amendments for Consideration
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
24/06/2019
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 June 2019
21/06/2019
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 June 2019
12/06/2019
Bill
Bill 397 2017-19, as amended in Select Committee
11/06/2019
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 June 2019
05/06/2019
Committee stage (Commons)
29/05/2019
Other documents
Note from the Department of Transport on the Independent Assessor's Summary of Issues
22/05/2019
Amendment papers
Consolidated paper of Amendments for Select Committee (PDF)
22/05/2019
Amendment Paper
Consolidated paper of Amendments for Select Committee
21/05/2019
Other documents
Independent Assessor's Summary of Issues - 21 May 2019
13/03/2019
Examination for compliance with Standing Orders
13/03/2019
Transcript of evidence
Transcript of the examination of the second Additional Provision to the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill
08/02/2019
Additional Provision to the Bill
Second Additional Provision (AP2) - proposed amendments
08/02/2019
Additional Provision to the Bill
Second Additional Provision (AP2) - February 2019
21/06/2018
Other documents
Independent Assessor's Summary of Issues - 21 June 2018
24/05/2018
Select Committee report
First Special Report of the Committee
23/04/2018
Examination for compliance with Standing Orders
23/04/2018
Transcript of evidence
Transcript of the examination of an Additional Provision to the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill
23/03/2018
Additional Provision to the Bill
Additional Provision (AP1) - March 2018
30/01/2018
2nd reading (Commons)
30/01/2018
Money resolution
30/01/2018
Carry-over motion
30/01/2018
Allocation of time motion
24/01/2018
English votes for English laws
Speaker's signed Certificate - 24 January 2018
19/01/2018
Briefing papers
Background Briefing on the Bill
20/11/2017
Other documents
Independent Assessor's Summary of Issues - 20 November 2017
12/09/2017
Examination for compliance with Standing Orders
12/09/2017
Transcript of evidence
Examination of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill
12/09/2017
Transcript of evidence
Transcript of examination of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill
17/07/2017
1st reading (Commons)
17/07/2017
Bill
Bill 006 2017-19 (as introduced)
17/07/2017
Explanatory Notes
Bill 006 EN 2017-19