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NORTH-SOUTH HIGH-SPEED RAIL LINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1107: tabled on 10 April 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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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.

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

Burnham, Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Leigh
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 April 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2002
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Keighley
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Workington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2002
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Croydon Central
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 May 2002
Perth
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2002
Lichfield
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2002
Birkenhead
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Leeds North East
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Glasgow, Cathcart
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 April 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Wrexham
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Dundee East
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2002
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Blaydon
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Great Grimsby
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Sheffield, Heeley
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Pendle
Purnell, James
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2002
Stalybridge and Hyde
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 April 2002
Strangford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2002
Banff and Buchan
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Huddersfield
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Birmingham, Erdington
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2002
Bolsover
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2002
Hazel Grove
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Wolverhampton South East
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2002
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2002
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Batley and Spen
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Telford

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.

NORTH-SOUTH HIGH-SPEED RAIL LINE (Amendment 1)
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.'.
Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
1
signature
EDM 1107A1: tabled on 30 April 2002