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CROSSRAIL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 314: tabled on 13 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 welcomes the Crossrail project as an opportunity to deliver crucial economic and transport benefits to the nation that must not be missed; notes that Crossrail's business case is a strong one and that Crossrail enjoys overwhelming support from business, the unions and the public; further notes that in addition to many transport and regeneration bodies, recent research by the Centre for Economic and Business Research has indicated that Crossrail will add £23.7 billion to the UK's Gross Domestic Product by 2023 and support thousands of jobs in manufacturing and services in every region that would not otherwise exist; calls for the Crossrail Bill, without which the scheme cannot be built, to be considered as a top priority; looks forward to a constructive debate on the issue of funding; celebrates the hard work and expertise of those responsible for developing the scheme; pledges to scrutinise the effect of the construction on the different communities along the line; and calls on the Government to bring forward the Second Reading of the Crossrail Bill and do all it can to make the Crossrail scheme and its benefits a reality to the public at the earliest opportunity.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2005
Worthing West
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
West Ham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Sunderland North
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2005
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Aberavon
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Walthamstow
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2005
Ashford
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2005
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Ealing, Southall
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Richmond Park
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Edmonton
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Thurrock
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Great Grimsby
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2005
Croydon South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Hyndburn
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Reading West
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Nottingham South
Snelgrove, Anne
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
South Swindon
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Castle Point
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Islington South and Finsbury
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2005
Upminster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2005
Spelthorne

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.

CROSSRAIL (Amendment 1)
after `line', insert `and to remedy gaps and weaknesses in the current proposals, notably the absence of a station at Woolwich, which would support the regeneration of the area and provide a vital transport interchange for south east London.'.
Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich
3
signatures
EDM 314A1: tabled on 14 June 2005
CROSSRAIL (Amendment 2)
after `missed', insert `but regrets that these economic and transport benefits will be seriously diminished by the proposal to axe from the project the proposed link to Kingston via Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington.'.
Liberal Democrat, Twickenham
2
signatures
EDM 314A2: tabled on 16 June 2005
CROSSRAIL (Amendment 3)
after 'missed', insert 'but seeks assurances that the arrangements for use of the relief lines to the west of Paddington by Crossrail trains will not prejudice either freight services or passenger services to the Cotswolds, Oxford, Bristol, South Wales and the West Country.'.
Conservative, Mid Worcestershire
1
signature
EDM 314A3: tabled on 22 June 2005
CROSSRAIL (Amendment 4)
`in particular seeks to avoid the temporary or permanent loss of essential open space in Ealing and Acton including that at Haven Green, West Acton Primary School and Noel Road Allotment by substituting alternative brown field sites for the purpose of constructing the routes.'.
Labour, Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
1
signature
EDM 314A4: tabled on 19 July 2005