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PRIVATISATION OF SCOTTISH FERRY SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 419: tabled on 16 July 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 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 is concerned at the implications for ferry passenger services and the workforce of the Scottish Government's decision to award Serco the 2012-18 contract for the Northern Isles; notes that Serco will receive a 243 million public subsidy for the 351 million contract to run these lifeline ferry services for profit; further notes that the public sector provider received 162 million for the previous Northern Isles contract and that passenger and business satisfaction with North Link's service was high; is deeply concerned that the sale of the Northern Isles contract increases the threat of privatisation of Clyde and Hebridean Ferry Services (CHFS), particularly on the more profitable Oban-Craignure, Ardrossan-Brodick, Largs-Cumbrae, Pentland Firth and Wemyss-Rothesay routes when the 2013-19 CHFS contract is tendered later this year; and calls on the Scottish Government to use the Final Ferries Plan to categorically rule out privatisation on CHFS routes and to honour existing workforce protections in any new contract.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Blaydon
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
Aberdeen South
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Islington North
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Leyton and Wanstead
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
Aberdeen North
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2012
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2012
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 3 September 2012
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
North Tyneside
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Luton North
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Wansbeck
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Mansfield
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Glasgow North West
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2012
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
Bolsover
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Kingston upon Hull East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.