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HIGHWAYS AGENCY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 241: tabled on 08 July 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 agrees with the findings of the Transport Select Committee, expressed in March 2014, that the case for the removal of the Highways Agency from the direct control of accountable Ministers has not been made; believes that the proposed changes of the status of the Highways Agency to a Government-owned company is the first step towards full privatisation and will lead to road tolls, increased cost to the public and a detrimental impact on the environment and road safety; regrets that the option to maintain the Highway Agency as Executive Agency of Department for Transport but with funding certainty was not even considered; further believes that these proposals are not driven by evidence but the ideological belief that the private sector is better than the public sector; and calls on the Government to accept that there is no desire amongst the British public for a costly privatised road network and that the Highways Agency, properly resourced and at arms length as it was originally intended to be, rather than a Government owned company, would be a considerably more efficient and cost-effective solution to delivering the aims of the infrastructure investment in the Strategic Roads Network.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2014
Coventry North East
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2014
Bootle
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2014
Congleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2014
Coventry South
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2014
Swansea West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Aberdeen North
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
North East Derbyshire
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 July 2014
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2014
Ashton-under-Lyne
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2014
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2014
Manchester, Withington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2015
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
Gateshead
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2014
Newport East
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Leeds East
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2015
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Bolton South East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Ealing, Southall
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2014
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
West Bromwich East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2014
St Helens North
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2014
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.