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Crossrail Act 2008


4.The Bill for the Act was treated during its passage through Parliament as a Hybrid Bill, because it contained provisions which have an impact on the interests of particular individuals, as well as containing provisions of a more general public nature. A Hybrid Bill is a Public Bill promoted by the Government which affects particular private interests in a way different from the generality of people affected by the Bill.

5.This treatment meant that individuals, groups and organisations who were especially and directly affected by the Bill had an opportunity to oppose it or to seek its amendment before a Select Committee in each House of Parliament. A special report of the House of Commons Crossrail Select Committee was published on 18 October 2007 and can be found at; the corresponding report of the House of Lords Crossrail Select Committee was published on 27 May 2008 and can be found at The House of Commons Information Office Factsheet on Hybrid Bills (L5) can be found at

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