Clause 15

Crossrail Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:00 pm ar 22 Tachwedd 2007.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Extension of permitted development rights

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Shadow Minister (Transport)

For the purposes of clarification, will the Minister assure me that clauses 15, 16 and 17 merely bring into effect schedules 8, 9 and 10, and that they have already been extensively covered by the Select Committee and are not really within the jurisdiction of this Public Bill Committee?

Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The hon. Gentleman is right that these provisions have been covered by the Select Committee. However, since they are in the Bill, it is within the jurisdiction of the Committee to amend and debate them.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Shadow Minister (Transport)

I thank the Minister for that reply. Within the schedules, I understood that we were not able to touch the routes or the highways, but that we might be able to change some parts of the schedules relating to methods. I was seeking clarification that my understanding was correct.

Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

That is a procedural matter that you may wish to clarify with the Clerks, Lady Winterton, but it is not a matter on which I can rule.

Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Ceidwadwyr, Congleton

For the Committee’s information, an amendment that seeks to re-hybridise the Bill falls outside the scope of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 15 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 8 agreed to.

Clause 16 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 9 agreed to.

Clause 17 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 10 agreed to.