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HIGH SPEED UPGRADING OF THE WEST COAST MAIN LINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1192: tabled on 17 July 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 118 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House expresses its concern that the forthcoming franchise specification for the West Coast Main Line may fail to provide for the operation of high speed trains; notes that the modernisation and renewal of the West Coast Main Line will only restore the line to 1970s standards and is already costed and included within the base line Core Programme funded through existing and future track access payments; expresses dismay at the current lack of information about the costs, sources of funding and specification for any upgrade to provide for both high speed passenger and piggy back freight operations; further notes that the tender specification for the franchise is due out in October 1996; and, therefore, urges the Chairman of Railtrack, the Director of Passenger Rail Franchising and the Secretary of State for Transport to use their individual and collective endeavours to deliver an upgraded, high speed West Coast Main Line capable of providing journey times between London and Liverpool/Manchester of two hours and between London and Glasgow of four hours.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 July 1996
East Antrim
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Bootle
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 14 October 1996
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Manchester, Withington
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Motherwell South
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Wallsend
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Workington
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1996
Stafford
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1996
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Barnsley West and Penistone
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Stockport
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Stockton North
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1996
South Staffordshire
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Coventry South East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Glasgow, Govan
Davies, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1996
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1996
Cheadle
Dixon, Don
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Jarrow
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1996
Chorley
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Wallasey
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Manchester, Blackley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1996
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
St Helens North
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 16 October 1996
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Glasgow, Maryhill
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Norwich South
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1996
Dudley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Wentworth
Hawksley, Warren
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1996
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Nottingham East
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Streatham
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Wakefield
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Clydesdale
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1996
Stratford-on-Avon
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Warrington North
Hutton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Barrow and Furness
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1996
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Feltham and Heston
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Liverpool, Walton
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1996
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lennox-Boyd, Sir Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1996
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1996
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Stretford
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1996
Rochdale
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Wrexham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1996
Glasgow, Shettleston
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Glasgow, Springburn
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1996
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1996
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1996
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Great Grimsby
Molyneaux, Sir James
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 July 1996
Lagan Valley
Monro, Sir Hector
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1996
Dumfries
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Cardiff West
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morris, Estelle
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Birmingham, Yardley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Nuneaton
Orme, Stan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Salford East
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Liverpool, Riverside
Pearson, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Dudley West
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Hyndburn
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Lewisham East
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Pendle
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Wolverhampton North East
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
North Durham
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1996
Don Valley
Reid, John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Motherwell North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 July 1996
East Londonderry
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 July 1996
Banff and Buchan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 July 1996
South Belfast
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
West Bromwich East
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 16 October 1996
Dunfermline West
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 1996
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1996
Stoke-on-Trent South
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1996
Solihull
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Wansbeck
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 1996
Crosby
Thurnham, Peter
Independent
Signed on 14 October 1996
Bolton North East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Wolverhampton South East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Leicester East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Liverpool, West Derby
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 1996
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1996
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Preston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1996
Cannock and Burntwood
Young, David
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1996
Bolton South East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

HIGH SPEED UPGRADING OF THE WEST COAST MAIN LINE (Amendment 1)
at end add `with comparable times for through journeys between London and Shrewsbury.'.
Conservative, Ludlow
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EDM 1192A1: tabled on 22 July 1996