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PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF RAIL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 419: tabled on 15 July 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 commends the public ownership of the East Coast rail franchise which has paid £602 million in premium payments since 2009; recognises this is £232 million more than National Express paid back during its tenure and over £209 million more than the amount paid in by Virgin/Stagecoach on the West Coast Mainline since 2009; notes that Europe's more unified publicly-owned railways cost less to run and provide cheaper fares; is aware of the recent report by the Centre for Research on Social-Cultural Change at the University of Manchester which found that private rail investment and innovation is minimal and that passenger increases have been due to economic growth not privatisation; is concerned rail privatisation is leading to ever higher fares and staff cuts; believes there is now overwhelming evidence that the interests of passengers, taxpayers, the economy and environment could be better served by a unified railway under public ownership, with fairer fares and proper staffing levels; and calls for early consideration of how this could be achieved along with the retention of the East Coast franchise under public ownership.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
York Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2013
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Islington North
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2013
Aberdeen North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 July 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Sefton Central
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2013
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Leeds North East
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2013
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Ashton-under-Lyne
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2013
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 July 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 2 September 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2013
Middlesbrough
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2014
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2013
Gateshead
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2013
Great Grimsby
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2013
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2013
Leeds East
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2013
Erith and Thamesmead
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Glasgow North West
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Bradford South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2013
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 October 2013
Arfon
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2013
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.