This paper was originally presented at a seminar at 39 Essex Street in March 2005.
“This paper considers the Hybrid Bill process, as occasionally used to promote major infrastructure projects, and how this interacts with the Environmental Impact Assessment regime.
A hybrid bill has characteristics of both a public bill and a private bill. Although of general interest, the content of the bill would significantly affect the interests of certain individuals or organisations.
Speaker Hylton-Foster described a hybrid bill as “a public bill which affects a particular private interest in a manner different from the private interests of other persons or bodies of the same category or class”…