In the House of Lords debate on HS2 yesterday, Baroness Kramer confirmed the date for the deposition of the HS2 Hybrid Bill, saying “I am cleared to say that the hybrid Bill will be introduced in the Commons on Monday”.
This is the same day as the Stop HS2 Lobby Day, and was the reason we chose Monday 25th November for it. The Hybrid Bill is likely to be deposited in the House of Commons, in a perfunctory fashion at about 2.30.
We have arranged a number of different events for the day, and we hope as many people as possible will come to each of them.
11am – 12 noon Demonstration at Old Palace Yard. People are likely to start arriving earlier from about 10.30, so please come along if you are able to.
1pm – 3pm Committee Room 12 has been booked for people – that’s you! – to arrange meetings with their MP, or with a Lord, to discuss HS2. Please ask them for a meeting.
You can find contact details for Lords on https://www.writetothem.com/lords. This will allow you to search for Lords who share your interests, or are connected to a locality, and send them on an email. An individualised email can be very effective.
You can also use https://www.writetothem.com to find how to contact your own MP.
1pm – 3pm Committee Room 11will be an event, with speakers for MPs and Lords, expelling the problems with HS2.
3.30pm – 5.30pm Committee Room 14 This is for members of the public, and will have speakers: it is a repeat of the earlier event.
Please contact your MP and tell them about the day, as the more people who tell them about it, the more likely they are to be able to attend.
For details of travel arrangements by local action groups see https://stophs2.org/news/9760-lobby-day-transport-details and for other details see Join us and make a difference at Parliament, 25th November.