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EDM (Early Day Motion) 324: tabled on 16 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 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 welcomes the Yorkshire Post's Back on Track campaign that seeks to urge the Government to honour its pre-election pledge and urgently reinstate plans to electrify the TransPennine and Midland Mainline routes; notes with concern that the loss of these infrastructure projects undermines the Northern Powerhouse agenda and the Government's commitment to the Northern economy and has a detrimental impact on businesses, commuters and others in Yorkshire and across the north of England; further notes that Ministers have yet to explain to the House precisely when they knew that Network Rail had decided that the programme would be shelved; calls on Ministers to clarify this and inform the House urgently; and further calls on the Government to provide a definitive answer as to when the plans will be back on track and when Yorkshire can expect to have the rail upgrade on the TransPennine route that it needs and was promised.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.