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hybrid bill

in the constitutional law of the UK, a bill that is introduced as a public bill but that affects a private interest in such a way that it resembles a private bill. It follows a procedure like that of a private bill but does not include a process for allowing objectors to be heard.
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It was argued that the hybrid Bill procedure was inappropriate and would not allow proper scrutiny of the proposals in regard to environmental concerns.