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There is therefore no way in which the Hybrid Bill can be defeated in the House of Commons and I don’t personally think it is necessarily good tactics for HS2 opponents to try to make this particular vote a test of strength, when it is clear that the Bill will get overwhelming support in the Division Lobbies.
Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): My right hon. Friend will clearly come to the House in due course with a statement on compensation. Will he give an undertaking that during the proceedings on the hybrid Bill he and ministerial colleagues in the Treasury will be willing to listen to suggestions on how the compensation scheme can be further refined, improved and targeted?
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Sir Tony Baldry is co-sponsoring a Private Member’s Bill being introduced by Caroline Spelman, Andrea Leadsom, Cheryl Gillan and others to require the Secretary of State for Transport to amend legislation to improve the system of compensation for property blight caused by major national infrastructure projects and for connected purposes.
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Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): I may have got this wrong, but it is my understanding that the Government are introducing two Bills—a paving Bill and a traditional hybrid Bill. Is that my right hon. Friend’s understanding? We will all have to look very closely at the small print of the paving Bill because within it, I think, will be the statutory authority to provide compensation for our constituents who may be affected. So without the paving Bill, our constituents, who may be affected by HS2 for a number of years, will not be able to receive compensation.
North Oxfordshire MP, Sir Tony Baldry, has received the following letter from the Minister of State, the Rt Hon Simon Burns MP regarding the HS2 compensation package: Simon Burns re HS2 compensation 151112.