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NETWORK RAIL AND SAFETY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 80: tabled on 18 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 158 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 notes the decision of Network Rail to announce the loss of thousands of frontline maintenance jobs by spring 2010; believes that this will mean that in a matter of months there will be a drop ofup to20 per cent. in the number of rail workers carrying out essential inspection and maintenance work; further believes that these deep and rapid cuts raise genuine and urgent concerns as to whether Network Rail will be able to ensure the safe and efficient running of the railway, including the adequate inspection and repair of track, signals, overhead lines and other infrastructure; is deeply concerned that Network Rail is failing to consult the trade unions on the safety implications of the proposals; further notes that the cuts are in part due to the fact that the economic rail regulator, the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), has asked Network Rail to make efficiency savings of 21 per cent. over the next five years; isfurther concerned that because the ORR is both the safety and economic regulator it will be difficult for an objective view to be taken as to whether the safety of passengers and workers will be put at risk; believes the cuts cannot be justified; and calls on the Government to use its power as the primary funder of Network Rail to intervene to ensure that Network Rail directors put safety first.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Hove
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2010
Sutton and Cheam
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Brigg and Goole
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Tyne Bridge
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Cynon Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 18 November 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hendon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2010
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Birkenhead
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 18 November 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2010
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2010
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Clwyd South
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Houghton and Washington East
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Liverpool, Walton
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
High Peak
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Blackpool South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Carlisle
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Calder Valley
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Dundee West
McGuire, Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Stirling
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2010
North East Cambridgeshire
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2010
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2010
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2009
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Southport
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Wolverhampton North East
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2010
Moray
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2010
Coventry North West
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Bradford North
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2009
Rochdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2009
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2010
Torbay
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Redditch
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Stockton South
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Truro and St Austell
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Burnley
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2009
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 23 November 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2009
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2010
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Great Yarmouth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2010
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.