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CATERING FACILITIES ON INTERCITY WEST COAST RAIL SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 386: tabled on 11 July 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 welcomes the work of catering staff on Intercity West Coast services; is appalled at reports that some of the four bidders for the new West Coast Mainline franchise, namely Abellio, First Group, SNCF/Keolis and Virgin may be proposing to remove catering facilities from future services, including the removal of the onboard shop; believes passengers should enjoy the right to have access to food and drink, including hot food on these intercity services, this especially being the case when rail fares are the most expensive in Europe; is alarmed that as well as leaving passengers with a vastly inferior service, axing catering staff could also result in the loss of over 800 rail jobs; and calls on all the bidders for the franchise and the Government to provide urgent reassurances that they will be looking to maintain and enhance catering facilities.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.