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Paddington-Heathrow Rail Link

EDM number 1105 in 1989-90, proposed by Harry Cohen on 13/06/1990.

That this House notes that the proposed fast British Rail link from Paddington to Heathrow will cost ú6 single because of the Government's policy of trying to make individual lines profitable; believes that because the British Airports Authority wants to see a return on its investment the fares are so high that many people travelling to Heathrow will be forced to use the slow and overcrowded Piccadilly Line trains or they will drive, causing more congestion and pollution on the roads ; notes that a family of two adults and two children using the British Rail service to meet a relative at Heathrow would have to spend ú36, not including the cost of getting to Paddington; believes that Heathrow needs better rail links, but that those links should form part of an integrated transport network for the London area, and that Travelcards and concessionary fares should be valid on the Heathrow link; and further believes that the Heathrow fast link shows that if overriding priority is given to involving the private sector in transport planning, whatever the London-wide implications, then the result will be high fares and a disjointed and confusing transport system.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Harry Cohen13/06/1990LeytonProposed
Robert Parry14/06/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Ernie Ross14/06/1990Dundee WestSigned
John McAllion14/06/1990Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey14/06/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Win Griffiths14/06/1990BridgendSigned
Tony Banks14/06/1990Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes14/06/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Russell Johnston15/06/1990Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie19/06/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jim Cousins19/06/1990Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Bill Michie19/06/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Peter Hardy19/06/1990WentworthSigned
Terry Patchett20/06/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Doug Hoyle20/06/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Alice Mahon20/06/1990HalifaxSigned
Terry Lewis21/06/1990WorsleySigned
Keith Bradley21/06/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Jack Thompson21/06/1990WansbeckSigned
James Wray25/06/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Norman Hogg26/06/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Eric Illsley12/07/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Peter Pike19/07/1990BurnleySigned
Austin Mitchell19/07/1990Great GrimsbySigned
Tommy Graham06/09/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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