Petitioning the Lords Committee on HS2

As you may know, in the run up to the Lords Select Committee on HS2 a number of people who have petitioned to appear before the Committee have received letters stating that their “locus standi”, or right to appear before the Committee, has been challenged.

If you have received one of these letters, it is important to understand that this does not mean that you will be unable to petition. What it means is that in order to secure the right to petition, you will have to appear in an initial hearing on your locus standi, where you will be able to make the case to the Committee as to why you should be allowed to petition. If you are successful, you will then have a subsequent hearing to petition on the HS2 Bill as normal.

If you are unclear on any part of this process, or you have any questions, please get in touch with my office on 020 7219 2514, or at david.lidington.mp@parliament.uk and I will be happy to discuss your options.

Yours,

David