Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Order [this day],
That it be an instruction to the Select Committee to which the Crossrail Bill is committed—
(a) that the Select Committee, without comment, report to the House for its consideration any issue relating to the environmental impact of the railway transport system for which the Bill provides that is raised in a petition against the Bill, but which the Select Committee is prevented from considering by the practice of the House; and
(b) that, in applying the practice of the House, the Select Committee treat the principle of the Bill as including—
(i) the termini of the railway transport system for which the Bill provides, and
(ii) the provision of intermediate stations at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, the Isle of Dogs and Custom House.—[Mr. Darling.]
The House divided: Ayes 311, Noes 114.