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PUBLIC TRANSPORT ON BOXING DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 452: tabled on 14 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 deep disappointment that once again during this festive season the United Kingdom's railways will undergo a 58-hour shutdown with no services whatsoever being provided on the overwhelming majority of lines; notes that this is in stark contrast to the situation that prevails in the rest of Europe where regular services run throughout the Christmas holidays; further notes that in many areas there will be no buses running over a similar period; applauds the efforts of Merseytravel, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authorities and Transport for London to run a decent level of bus services on Boxing Day and calls on other areas to follow suit; further notes that the closure of the rail and bus networks leaves many people without access to transport to visit family or friends or attend sporting events; and calls on the Department for Transport, the Passenger Transport Authorities, the Association of Train Operating Companies and Network Rail to work together to ensure that from 2010 an adequate rail and bus service is provided on Boxing Day and that all future rail franchises have provisions for Boxing Day services.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leeds West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Worthing West
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Keighley
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 15 December 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Bath
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
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
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Bassetlaw
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 January 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Wansbeck
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Pendle
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 15 December 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
Congleton

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.