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ACCESS FOR DISABLED RAIL USERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 431: tabled on 10 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House appreciates the efforts made to allow disabled persons to use rail services as easily as possible; notes, however, that having to give advance warning of travel by wheelchair-bound persons constitutes a great inconvenience for such rail users; further notes the timekeeping, health and safety and practicality issues involved in having to store mobile ramps for use at stations; calls for more research into the possibility of fitting automated disabled access ramps to all new rolling stock put into operation in the UK; and further calls on the Government to examine every possible development which could lead to this being put into action.

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 19 January 2010
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Blaydon
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leeds West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
South Ribble
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Gower
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Easington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 15 December 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Pontypridd
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Tamworth
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Glasgow East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
Leeds North West
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2009
Croydon Central
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Pudsey
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Ceredigion
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2009
Macclesfield

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.

ACCESS FOR DISABLED RAIL USERS (Amendment 1)
after `users;', insert `notes that the stepping height between platform and carriage at some stations, such as on the Manchester-bound platform at Kearsley Station in Bolton South East constituency, prohibits the use of trains by all wheelchair users and many other physically disabled people including older travellers;'.
Labour, Bolton South East
3
signatures
EDM 431A1: tabled on 14 December 2009