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NORTH-SOUTH HIGH-SPEED RAIL LINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1107A1: tabled on 30 April 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mark Lazarowicz on 10 April 2002. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

delete from House to end and add ' condemns the Government's failure to commit to upgrading the West Coast mainline so that it extends into Scotland; regrets that the Minister of State in the Scotland Office, when asked in the House to deny speculation that the upgrade will not extend north of the border, did not give a commitment to its extension; and urges the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, the Strategic Rail Authority, and Railtrack to embrace Scotland in its expansion of the west coast mainline.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the proposal to construct a new high-speed passenger-only rail link between London, the north of England, and Scotland; recognises that such a link would dramatically reduce journey times and as a result bring a significant switch of passengers to rail away from congested roads and air routes, create additional capacity for freight traffic elsewhere on the rail system, and bring immense economic benefits to many communities along its route; and urges the Government and the Strategic Rail Authority to give an early commitment in principle to the construction of such a link.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.