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REDUCTIONS IN STAFFING ON EAST COAST AND GREAT WESTERN RAIL SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 584: tabled on 01 December 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 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 notes with concern that government and train operating company plans for implementing the multibillion pound Intercity Express rolling stock programme which will ultimately be funded by the taxpayer and fare-payer could see significant staffing cuts on East Coast and Great Western services; is dismayed that new rolling stock being introduced from 2017 could have the buffet car removed, meaning that hot food and meals will only be available in first class whilst other passengers will be forced to rely on a trolley-only service for long, often crowded, journeys so more seats can be crammed onto inter-city services, and perturbed that this upstairs-downstairs catering service is under consideration when passengers already pay the highest rail fares in Europe; is alarmed that driver only operation is also proposed for this rolling stock which would downgrade the train guard's safety operational role and increase risks to passengers by restricting responsibility for safe operation of the train to the driver; further notes that passenger safety and service will be further jeopardised if the new rolling stock is used as cover for de-staffing stations, particularly train dispatch staff; further notes the threat to skilled maintenance workers' jobs in these proposals which would further impact on passenger safety and service and exacerbate the rail industry skills crisis; and calls on the Government to reject any contracts for East Coast and Great Western services which propose any such cuts to rail staff.

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 3 December 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Aberdeen South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2014
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Bolton North East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
Glasgow South West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Aberdeen North
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Islwyn
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2015
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2014
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
St Austell and Newquay
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 1 December 2014
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2015
Jarrow
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2015
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 8 December 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2014
Dundee West
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Leeds East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2014
Torfaen
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Coventry North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2014
Angus
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2015
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2015
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.