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Channel Tunnel Freight Plans For The East Midlands

EDM number 702 in 1990-91, proposed by Alan Meale on 15/04/1991.

That this House is concerned that, despite the fact that the East Midlands is the fastest growing region in the United Kingdom and has one of the highest percentages of manufacturing employment in the United Kingdom, it is to suffer because of the decision not to establish an inter-modal European freight terminal directly in the region; views it as completely unsatisfactory that East Midlands companies under such a system wishing to use such a facility will be expected to transport their goods to a terminal in Birmingham, which is seen as neither a practical nor viable option for them; further sees such policy as detrimental to the Midland Main Line which may be placed in jeopardy due to reduced rail freight usage; and calls upon her Majesty's Government to reappraise the situation as a matter of urgency in the light of the many and varied representations made to them by Members of Parliament, local authorities and businesses in the areas concerned.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Alan Meale15/04/1991MansfieldProposed
Joe Ashton15/04/1991BassetlawSigned
Harry Barnes15/04/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Benn15/04/1991ChesterfieldSigned
Martin Redmond16/04/1991Don ValleySigned
Joyce Quin17/04/1991Gateshead EastSigned
Alice Mahon17/04/1991HalifaxSigned
James Wray18/04/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Andrew Smith18/04/1991Oxford EastSigned
Richard Caborn23/04/1991Sheffield CentralSigned
Terry Patchett24/04/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Bill Michie24/04/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John Smith25/04/1991Vale of GlamorganSigned
Ken Livingstone29/04/1991Brent EastSigned
Jack Thompson01/05/1991WansbeckSigned

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