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Greater Manchester Metro Link Extension

EDM number 1581 in 2003-04, proposed by Lorna Fitzsimons on 22/07/2004.

That this House notes with regret the Secretary of State for Transport's announcement on light rail and the great concern and disappointment of the people of Greater Manchester; welcomes his acceptance that the Manchester Metro has been successful and that it got a good assessment from the National Audit Office; accepts that there has been a dramatic increase in the costs of the planned extension; welcomes the Secretary of State's agreement to sit down urgently with local authorities, GMPTA and the financiers urgently to review the affordability of the scheme; and calls on the Secretary of State to do this at the earliest possible opportunity, given the pressing timetable especially with the potential impact on economic regeneration in the areas covered by the Oldham, Rochdale and Ashton under Lyne and South Manchester extensions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

Lorna Fitzsimons22/07/2004RochdaleLabourProposed
David Heyes22/07/2004Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Graham Stringer22/07/2004Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin22/07/2004Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Keith Bradley22/07/2004Manchester, WithingtonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd22/07/2004Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Brian Iddon07/09/2004Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/09/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh08/09/2004SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Wayne David08/09/2004CaerphillyLabourSigned
Don Foster08/09/2004BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker08/09/2004LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Pike09/09/2004BurnleyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell09/09/2004Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer13/09/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Harold Best13/09/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Sue Doughty14/09/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey14/09/2004Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry Lewis14/09/2004WorsleyLabourSigned
Paul Holmes14/09/2004ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton14/09/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake15/09/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chaytor15/09/2004Bury NorthLabourSigned
Matthew Green15/09/2004LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
John Thurso15/09/2004Caithness, Sutherland & Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell16/09/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell16/09/2004Fife North EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Beith16/09/2004Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce11/10/2004GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/10/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Crausby14/10/2004Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Janet Anderson14/10/2004Rossendale & DarwenLabourSigned
Beverley Hughes19/10/2004Stretford & UrmstonLabourSigned
Lembit 20/10/2004MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Gerald Kaufman04/11/2004Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
David Chidgey04/11/2004EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Meacher10/11/2004Oldham West & RoytonLabourSigned
Andy Burnham11/11/2004LeighLabourSigned
Simon Hughes17/11/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned

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