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Fourth Rail Bridge

EDM number 810 in 2002-03, proposed by John Barrett on 04/03/2003.

That this House notes that 5th March 2003 marks the 113th birthday of the Fourth Rail Bridge; pays tribute to Benjamin Baker and Sir John Fowler who founded the cantilever structure which the Rail Bridge adopts and to the 57 men who ultimately were to lose their lives in the construction of the Bridge; believes the Forth Rail Bridge not only acts as a critical transport link between Lothian and Fife and the North East of Scotland but stands as a national monument which is testament to Scottish architecture and engineering; disagrees with those who say there is little difference between demolishing the Bridge and an old rig; and calls on the Government to dismiss any suggestion of tearing down a structure which holds the deep affection of people in South Queensferry Scotland and the world.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

John Barrett04/03/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratProposed
Alan Reid04/03/2003Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Archy Kirkwood04/03/2003Roxburgh & BerwickshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore04/03/2003Tweeddale, Ettrick & LauderdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce04/03/2003GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael04/03/2003Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch05/03/2003HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer05/03/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin05/03/2003Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Greg Pope06/03/2003HyndburnLabourSigned
Martin Smyth06/03/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Harry Barnes06/03/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Harold Best06/03/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell12/03/2003East LondonderryDUPSigned
Rudi Vis12/03/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Bill Etherington12/03/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara13/03/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Roy Beggs13/03/2003East AntrimUUPSigned
Paul Tyler13/03/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle14/03/2003ChorleyLabourSigned
John Austin14/03/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Rob Marris18/03/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Paul Marsden18/03/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker19/03/2003LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson20/03/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones02/04/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned

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