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Second Severn Crossing

EDM number 779 in 1989-90, proposed by Paul Flynn on 22/03/1990.

That this House notes the decision by the Secretary of State for Transport to award the contract to finance, design, build and operate the ú300 million second Severn crossing as well as to operate and finance the present Severn crossing to the French-led consortium of GTM Entrepose and John Laing; further notes that this so-called private sector solution for the bridging of the Severn is in fact financed by a nationalised French bank, Credit Agricole; and expresses its concern that the Department of Transport has discriminated against British public sector solutions in favour of foreign public sector solutions in a manner that is as wholly inconsistent as it is undesirable to have the control of the lifeline of the Welsh economy in hands which will be outside and beyond British influence.

This motion has been ammended, see 1438A1 and 1438A2.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Paul Flynn22/03/1990Newport WestProposed
Rhodri Morgan22/03/1990Cardiff WestSigned
Bill Michie26/03/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale27/03/1990MansfieldSigned
Keith Bradley27/03/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Harry Barnes27/03/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Elliot Morley28/03/1990Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
John Cummings28/03/1990EasingtonSigned
Roland Boyes29/03/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Michael Welsh29/03/1990Doncaster NorthSigned
Harry Cohen29/03/1990LeytonSigned
Martin Redmond29/03/1990Don ValleySigned
Tony Benn03/04/1990ChesterfieldSigned
James Wray04/04/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Eric Illsley05/04/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Ian McCartney19/04/1990MakerfieldSigned
Tommy Graham26/04/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson01/05/1990WansbeckSigned

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