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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1315: tabled on 07 May 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 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 recognises the need for urgent improvements to the A417 Missing Link road connecting Swindon on the M4 at Junction 15 and Gloucester on the M5 at Junction 11A, which carries up to 34,000 vehicles a day; notes that the Missing Link is a three-mile single carriageway on an otherwise dualled road and that this causes regular twice daily queues which damages the economies of the adjoining regions, the South East, South West, West Midlands and Wales; further notes that sadly there have been five fatalities on the road since November 2013; and urges the Government to provide the funding to carry out the Loop Scheme to vastly improve safety and reduce congestion.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.