Bill Management

The hybrid bill procedure gives individuals and bodies, such as businesses or local authorities an opportunity to oppose the bill or to seek its amendment before a Select Committee in either or both the House of Commons and House of Lords.

As a hybrid Bill the Crossrail Bill needed to be promoted by Government and was therefore the responsibility of the Department for Transport. The DfT established a Bill team and worked with Crossrail to establish processes to manage the Parliamentary process and support Counsel. Crossrail was unique in having two sponsor bodies and TfL were therefore also included in the management procedures.

Bill Management Documents:

Summary Publication date Document Type

Crossrail project to deliver London’s Elizabeth line: the parliamentary bill process

Topic area: Bill Management

The Crossrail programme to deliver the Elizabeth line east–west railway across London, UK was authorised by the Crossrail Act 2008. It was the culmination of 6 years of planning and development work by an organisation called Cross London Rail Links, which was created for the purpose as a joint venture between the Str...

18/08/2017 Journal Publication

Crossrail Information Papers

Topic area: Pre-application Consultation

During pre-application consultation Crossrail produced a suite of Policy Papers and Position Statements setting out the project position on key matters which would be of concern to consultees. In due course these were revised and updated in consultation with the Department for Transport and published as Information Pap...

01/02/2005 Good Practice Document