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Disabled People And British Rail

EDM number 998 in 1990-91, proposed by Terry Patchett on 19/06/1991.

That this House views with the utmost concern the fact that the plans for and the mock-ups of the new generation of Class 323 cross-country advanced electrical trains with an expected 30 year service life and which are currently on display at the Tickford factory in Coventry, fail to make adequate provision for disabled people; notes that the three-car, 289 seater trains provide only one wheelchair place per unit; further notes that access from the platform to the train is made needlessly difficult for independent disabled people as passengers have to climb two steps from the platform to board the train; condemns the glaring omission of toilet facilities for disabled people; deeply regrets that no real consultation with disabled peoples' organisations had taken place; and therefore calls upon British Rail, as a matter of urgency, to consult fully all relevant organisations of disabled people with a view to introducing acceptable and user-friendly standards and provisions for disabled passengers and wheel-chair users in Class 323 trains and in all its new rolling stock; in particular urges the provision of toilets for disabled people in all British Rail passenger trains; further considers that disabled people deserve a far better deal from British Rail; and recognises that this requires financial support from Central Government as well as legislation making decent provision for disabled people mandatory.

This motion has been signed by a total of 60 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Terry Patchett19/06/1991Barnsley EastProposed
Dennis Skinner19/06/1991BolsoverSigned
Audrey Wise19/06/1991PrestonSigned
Tony Benn19/06/1991ChesterfieldSigned
John Battle19/06/1991Leeds WestSigned
Terry Davis19/06/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Tam Dalyell19/06/1991LinlithgowSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/06/1991Islington NorthSigned
Harry Cohen19/06/1991LeytonSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/06/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Elliot Morley19/06/1991Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
John Marek19/06/1991WrexhamSigned
Alice Mahon19/06/1991HalifaxSigned
Martyn Jones19/06/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Martin Smyth20/06/1991Belfast SouthSigned
Tony Banks20/06/1991Newham North WestSigned
Win Griffiths20/06/1991BridgendSigned
Irene Adams20/06/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Maria Fyfe20/06/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie20/06/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Alf Morris20/06/1991Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Alan Meale20/06/1991MansfieldSigned
Peter Pike21/06/1991BurnleySigned
Tom Cox21/06/1991TootingSigned
Ron Davies21/06/1991CaerphillySigned
Norman Godman24/06/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Denzil Davies24/06/1991LlanelliSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe24/06/1991LeighSigned
William McKelvey24/06/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion24/06/1991Dundee EastSigned
Ernie Ross24/06/1991Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond24/06/1991Don ValleySigned
Ian McCartney24/06/1991MakerfieldSigned
Dawn Primarolo25/06/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Peter Hardy25/06/1991WentworthSigned
Sylvia Heal25/06/1991Staffordshire MidSigned
Kate Hoey25/06/1991VauxhallSigned
Joan Lestor25/06/1991EcclesSigned
Eddie Loyden25/06/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Roland Boyes25/06/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Tommy Graham26/06/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson26/06/1991WansbeckSigned
Kevin Barron26/06/1991Rother ValleySigned
Keith Bradley26/06/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Austin Mitchell26/06/1991Great GrimsbySigned
Kim Howells26/06/1991PontypriddSigned
John Evans26/06/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Dennis Turner27/06/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
David Clelland02/07/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
James Wray03/07/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Roy Hughes04/07/1991Newport EastSigned
Eric Illsley08/07/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Russell Johnston08/07/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Alun Michael16/07/1991Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Menzies Campbell16/07/1991Fife North EastSigned
Ronnie Fearn23/07/1991SouthportSigned
Bill Michie24/07/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ken Livingstone14/10/1991Brent EastSigned
Joan RuddockUnknownWithdrawn

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