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SAFETY AND SECURITY ROLE OF RAIL STATION STAFF

EDM (Early Day Motion) 863: tabled on 11 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 is concerned for the safety of the travelling public by threats to reduce the number of station staff; notes that the platform train interface is a major risk on the railways; further notes that Passenger Focus supports proper staffing at stations and has called for obligatory staffing initiatives as part of the Government's franchise agreements with operators; is further concerned that numerous stations are already de-staffed and further cuts at railway and tube stations will increase platform train interface risks to passengers as well as stations becoming unwelcoming and inaccessible places; believes that rail passengers deserve, and are entitled to, safe staffed stations; and therefore calls on the UK and Scottish Governments and the Mayor of London to ensure that all rail operations guarantee a sufficient number of trained station staff to safely dispatch trains, protect the travelling public and maintain security at all stations.

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.

Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
York Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Coventry South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 12 March 2015
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Luton North
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Gateshead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2015
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Bolsover
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Derby North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.