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EDM (Early Day Motion) 174: tabled on 17 July 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House calls on National Express's Chairman and Managing Director to read the Westminster Hall speeches of the honourable Member for Thurrock 23rd January, Official Report, columns 239-43WH, the honourable Member for Hornchurch, 13th February, Official Report, columns 38-44WH, and the then honourable Member for Castle Point, 27th February, Official Report, columns 878-80WH, made during the last Parliament about the parlous management of their c2c franchise; calls on them to consider the Minister's reply in each case; notes that nothing substantial has changed since, except the promotion of Andrew Chivers; and considers that all three have failed their customers, and that National Express should not be permitted to seek new franchises, or refranchising of their existing commitments, until they fulfil their obligations to the communities along the London Tilbury Southend line.