HL Deb 19 May 1994 vol 555 c15WA
Lord Rippon of Hexham

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will expedite the passage of a Public Bill in order to secure the implementation of plans for a Crossrail link between Paddington and Liverpool Street stations.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish)

We are in discussions with the promoters of the private Crossrail Bill about how best to proceed following the decision by the Bill Committee in another place that the principle of the Bill is not proven.