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Transport Committee Inquiry Into Railway Job Losses

EDM number 713 in 1996-97, proposed by Hugh Bayley on 19/03/1997.

That this House expresses concern about the loss of jobs in privatised railway companies; recognises that job losses undermine the quality and reliability of railway services as illustrated recently by the shambles of train cancellations by South West Trains; fears that job losses may compromise the safety of railway passengers and staff; notes that Regional Railways North East, within days of its privatisation, has written to all its employees to invite applications for redundancy; further notes that York had 4,700 railway jobs when privatisation began, that the workforce has been reduced already to 2,200 and that Regional Railways North East is reported to be considering 1,300 further redundancies; and requests the Transport Committee in the new Parliament after the General Election to conduct an inquiry into the extent of job losses in privatised railway companies and the effect these job losses will have on the quality and safety of railway services and to make recommendations to the new Government about how to stop further damage to the British railway system.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Hugh Bayley19/03/1997York, City ofProposed
Dennis Skinner19/03/1997BolsoverSigned
Nigel Spearing19/03/1997Newham SouthSigned
Eric Martlew19/03/1997CarlisleSigned
Andrew Faulds19/03/1997Warley EastSigned
Harry Barnes19/03/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
Gerry Bermingham19/03/1997St Helens SouthSigned
Dennis Turner20/03/1997Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Mike Hall20/03/1997Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell20/03/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Norman Godman20/03/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Maria Fyfe20/03/1997Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Bill Etherington20/03/1997Sunderland NorthSigned
Ian Davidson20/03/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/03/1997Islington NorthSigned
James Callaghan20/03/1997Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Ken Livingstone20/03/1997Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones20/03/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
David Rendel20/03/1997NewburySigned
Gordon Prentice20/03/1997PendleSigned

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