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Business without Debate

Volume 738: debated on Tuesday 17 October 2023

Delegated Legislation

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)),

Senior Courts of England and Wales

That the draft Courts (Prescribed Recordings) Order 2023, which was laid before this House on 17 July, be approved.

Question agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)),

Retained EU Law Reform

That the draft Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 (Revocation and Sunset Disapplication) Regulations 2023 which were laid before this House on 4 September, be approved.—(Robert Largan.)

Question agreed to.

Petitions

Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange

I rise to present a petition that urges the Government to oppose granting development consent for the Hinckley national rail freight interchange, a proposed 440-acre logistics hub in South Leicestershire.

In an area with more than its fair share of warehouses, logistics parks and new housing, my constituents, as well as many represented by my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (Dr Evans), have overwhelmingly spoken out against the proposed development, including Conservative-led Blaby District Council, with its excellent councillors, who have done so much to listen to my constituents. I present the petition on behalf of the local residents who have signed it, and the additional 1,549 constituents who expressed support for it in a recent survey.

The petition of residents of the constituency of South Leicestershire,

Declares that the construction of the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange goes against wishes of some constituents in South Leicestershire, further notes the potential detrimental impact it may have on the local environment, infrastructure, and surrounding communities.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to take into account the concerns of the petitioners and take immediate action to ensure that the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange is not built.

And the petitioners remain, etc.

[P002843]

Parked vehicles and emergencies

I rise to present a petition that I have worked on with the pupils and children of Ellel St John’s Primary School in Galgate regarding parked vehicles and emergencies following a, frankly, false fire alarm at their school. A fire engine was unable to access the school due to parked vehicles. The children have organised this petition with me and collected many signatures. The petition states:

The petitioners therefore urge the House of Commons to urge the Department to raise this issue with Lancashire County Council in order to prevent this incident from happening again.

Following is the full text of the petition:

[The petition of residents of Galgate,

Declares that recently a fire alarm went off at Ellel St Johns Primary school; further declares that during the fire alarm, fire services were unable to access Chapel Lane as vehicles were parked in a way which did not allow access; notes that on this occasion it was a false alarm but in a real emergency this blockage could have prevented fire services from reaching the school in time.

The petitioners therefore urge the House of Commons to urge the Department to raise this issue with Lancashire County Council in order to prevent this incident from happening again.

And the petitioners remain, etc.]

[P002861]