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Volume 563: debated on Monday 13 May 2013

[Mr Speaker in the Chair]

Bill Presented

High Speed Rail (preparation) Bill

Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57)

Patrick McLoughlin, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Vince Cable, Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary Eric Pickles, Secretary Owen Paterson, Secretary Edward Davey and Mr Simon Burns, presented a Bill to make provision authorising expenditure in preparation for a high speed railway transport network.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 10) with explanatory notes (Bill 10-EN).