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hybrid bill

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Parliament) a public bill to which the standing orders for private business apply; a bill having a general application as well as affecting certain private interests
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HS2 is back in the news this week with the Second Reading of the Phase 2a (West Midlands to Crewe) hybrid Bill.
This will enable a rapid start on the Hybrid Bill design.
The hybrid Bill authorises the construction and maintenance of the first phase of the London-Midlands-North rail link between the capital and Birmingham.
The econom ic benefit has been recog nised by MPs of all parties who voted strongly in favour of HS2 at the sec ond reading of the hybrid Bill, and the Transport Select Committee has been clear the scheme is the only practical way to significantly increase rail capacity.
Phase 1 construction is due to start in 2017, following Royal Assent of the Phase 1 Hybrid Bill which is currently being considered by Parliament.
Following a resounding backing from Parliament at the second reading of the hybrid bill for HS2 phase one, we remain confident that the main construction of HS2 will start in 2017, with civil work to begin in 2018.
A Department for Transport spokesman said: "HS2 will deliver over PS2 of benefits for every PS1 invested and the economic benefit of the project was recognised by MPs of all parties who voted 452 to 41 in favour of HS2 at the second reading of the hybrid Bill.
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.