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TRAMS AND LIGHT RAIL SCHEMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1148: tabled on 29 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 72 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 recognises the numerous successful tram and light rail schemes operating up and down the country; further recognises that trams represent a green, safe, reliable mode of public transport accessible to all; believes light rail schemes deliver important environmental benefits, including reducing traffic congestion and pollution through using less fuel per passenger journey than buses or taxis and not emitting fumes; notes the regeneration benefits that trams offer to deprived communities by enabling access to training and jobs; further notes that some communities have been under-represented when decisions are taken in respect of new tram schemes or the extension of existing tram lines; believes that the economic costs of different transport modes must be fairly assessed; and calls on the Government to review its approach to light rail to ensure that all the economic and environmental benefits of light rail are accorded due weighting when local transport decisions are taken.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Southend West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2005
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Canterbury
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2005
Gower
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2005
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Rochford and Southend East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 November 2005
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2005
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Lichfield
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
South West Norfolk
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 9 January 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2005
St Ives
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Leeds North East
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2006
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Wealden
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2005
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2005
Cheltenham
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2005
Cheadle
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2006
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2005
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 December 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2005
St Albans
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 March 2006
Belfast South
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2005
Newark
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2005
Leeds North West
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Westbury
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2005
Uxbridge
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2006
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2005
Nottingham South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2005
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
East Devon
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2006
Gosport
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2005
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Leominster
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.