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RAIL OVERCROWDING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 696: tabled on 22 January 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 130 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 expresses its very great concern at the comments by Dr Mike Mitchell, Director General of the Rail Group at the Department for Transport, that rail commuters with thirty minute journeys should not expect to have a seat; notes that the problem of overcrowding is becoming endemic on many parts of the rail system; further notes that the latest round of fare increases means that passengers are being asked to pay more to travel in increasingly uncomfortable conditions; further notes that many of the capacity increases promised by the Government in its Ten Year Plan have not materialised; and calls on Ministers to launch an urgent review of the rail industry with a view to identifying ways to deal quickly with the problem of overcrowding in London and other parts of the rail network.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2007
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Devizes
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
North East Hampshire
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Bexhill and Battle
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Newbury
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
South East Cornwall
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Hornchurch
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Gordon
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
West Chelmsford
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 January 2007
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Orkney and Shetland
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2007
Tunbridge Wells
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Shipley
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2007
Belfast North
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Ribble Valley
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Sevenoaks
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Bath
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
St Ives
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2007
Scarborough and Whitby
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
North Wiltshire
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Putney
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Midlothian
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2007
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2007
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Forest of Dean
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2007
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2007
North East Hertfordshire
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2007
Orpington
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Cheadle
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Peterborough
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
North Essex
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Beckenham
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 January 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
St Albans
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2007
Maidenhead
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2007
South Antrim
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
Newark
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Basingstoke
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Guildford
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Leeds North West
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Westbury
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Bromley and Chislehurst
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Braintree
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Eddisbury
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Weston-Super-Mare
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Brentwood and Ongar
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Hertford and Stortford
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Colchester
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Welwyn Hatfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 January 2007
Upper Bann
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Castle Point
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2007
Tonbridge and Malling
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Beverley and Holderness
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
East Devon
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Esher and Walton
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Brent East
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2007
Upminster
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Leominster
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 January 2007
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2007
Spelthorne
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Reading East
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2007
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Congleton
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.