House of Commons
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PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF RAIL
EDM #419
Tabled 15 July 2013
2013-14 Session
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.

Signatures (61)

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
16 January 2014
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
17 July 2013
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
18 July 2013
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
15 July 2013
Caton, Martin
Labour
17 July 2013
Clark, Katy
Labour
17 July 2013
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
04 September 2013
Connarty, Michael
Labour
11 September 2013
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
17 July 2013
Cryer, John
Labour
15 July 2013
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
17 July 2013
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
18 July 2013
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
17 July 2013
Dobson, Frank
Labour
08 October 2013
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
05 September 2013
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
16 July 2013
Engel, Natascha
Labour
06 January 2014
Esterson, Bill
Labour
29 January 2014
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
17 July 2013
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
02 September 2013
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
18 July 2013
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
08 October 2013
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
15 January 2014
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
15 July 2013
Heyes, David
Labour
15 October 2013
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
05 September 2013
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
02 September 2013
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
08 October 2013
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
17 July 2013
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
02 September 2013
McDonald, Andy
Labour
15 July 2013
McGovern, Jim
Labour
16 July 2013
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
22 January 2014
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
16 July 2013
Mearns, Ian
Labour
15 July 2013
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
03 September 2013
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
02 September 2013
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
15 July 2013
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
16 October 2013
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
10 September 2013
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
16 July 2013
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
01 November 2013
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
08 October 2013
Robertson, John
Labour
15 October 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
11 September 2013
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
02 September 2013
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
16 July 2013
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
17 July 2013
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
16 July 2013
Stringer, Graham
Labour
16 July 2013
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
13 May 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
08 January 2014
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
09 September 2013
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
15 October 2013
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
05 November 2013
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion