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STATE OF THE RAIL FREIGHT INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1168: tabled on 23 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 condemns DB Schenker's decision to close Trafford Park and Falkland rail freight depots; regards this as a body blow to the rail freight industry which will have damaging economic and environmental consequences; considers the rail freight industry to be in crisis; joins with the rail unions in deploring the absence of meaningful consultation ahead of these closures and the resulting job cuts; is concerned that such actions run counter to the Government's stated intention to attract more freight off roads and onto the railways; strongly believes that part of the Government's role is to nurture, promote and expand this vital industry; and calls on the Government to hold an urgent inquiry into the rail freight crisis, involving all sides of the industry including the rail unions.

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.

Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Stroud
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 30 March 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2010
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Jarrow
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Bassetlaw
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Carlisle
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 March 2010
Glasgow East
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Mansfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 24 March 2010
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Manchester, Blackley
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 29 March 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2010
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.