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LEICESTER MERCURY STAY OFF THE TRACKS CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 832: tabled on 03 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 welcomes the Leicester Mercury and Network Rail 'Stay Off the Tracks' campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of trespass and vandalism on the railways; notes that this campaign included articles focusing on the dangers of injury or death as a consequence of track trespass and vandalism and the legal consequences to those apprehended in such activities; further notes that, when the campaign was launched in Easter 2001, trespass rates fell by 40 per cent. compared to Easter 2000; further notes with deep concern that children as young as eight have been seen playing 'chicken' in front of high speed trains and children as young as five have been caught placing objects on the track; commends the British Transport Police for reducing the number of incidents on the national network; also commends Network Rail on the launch of their new website www.no-messin.org to raise awareness; and urges other regional and local media around the country to support similar campaigns.

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.

Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2005
East Londonderry
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Guildford
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Monmouth
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2005
Bath
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
St Ives
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ludlow
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Cheltenham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2005
Montgomeryshire
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hazel Grove
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2005
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Conwy
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.