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REGIONAL LINKS TO CHANNEL TUNNEL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1439: tabled on 16 June 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 92 Members. It has received 4 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 4 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House applauds the statement made by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions on 3rd June that the Channel Tunnel Rail Link will at last go ahead; notes the undertakings given to the regions at the time of the passage of the Channel Tunnel Bill; hopes that in line with its policy of actively promoting the development of England's regions and of Scotland, the Government will recognise the importance of the immediate introduction of regional Eurostar services north of London in promoting tourism, employment, economic regeneration and inward investment in the Midlands, the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside and the North East and in Scotland; welcomes the proposals by the Virgin Group to run regional Eurostar services without public subsidy and with no risk to the tax payer; and calls on the Government and London and Continental Railways to give full and speedy consideration to them.

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.

Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
The Wrekin
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 1998
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
Peterborough
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1998
Castle Point
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Falkirk West
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Gillingham
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Northampton South
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
Cunninghame South
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 1998
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 1998
Portsmouth South
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1998
Wentworth
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Harwich
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1998
Wirral West
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1998
Corby
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Chorley
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
Stretford and Urmston
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Ms Fiona
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Newark
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1998
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Wolverhampton South West
Kelly, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Bolton West
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
Houghton and Washington East
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1998
Brent East
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Halifax
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Wrexham
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Hemel Hempstead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1998
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Great Grimsby
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Wansbeck
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Nuneaton
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1998
Broxtowe
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
West Lancashire
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
St Albans
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Scarborough and Whitby
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1998
Loughborough
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
City of Chester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1998
Kettering
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Bradford West
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Milton Keynes South West
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1998
Dartford
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Wigan
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1998
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 1998
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 1998
Macclesfield

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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

REGIONAL LINKS TO CHANNEL TUNNEL (Amendment 1)
after 'Scotland', insert 'and Wales'
Plaid Cymru, Ynys Môn
2
signatures
EDM 1439A1: tabled on 23 June 1998
REGIONAL LINKS TO CHANNEL TUNNEL (Amendment 2)
after 'Scotland', insert 'and Wales'.
Plaid Cymru, Ynys Môn
2
signatures
EDM 1439A2: tabled on 23 June 1998
REGIONAL LINKS TO CHANNEL TUNNEL (Amendment 1A1)
after 'Wales' insert 'and Northern Ireland'.
Ulster Unionist Party, Belfast South
1
signature
EDM 1439A1A1: tabled on 24 June 1998
REGIONAL LINKS TO CHANNEL TUNNEL (Amendment 2A1)
after 'wales' insert 'and Northern Ireland'.
Ulster Unionist Party, Belfast South
1
signature
EDM 1439A2A1: tabled on 24 June 1998