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Quality Of Service To Disabled Rail Users

EDM number 48 in 2004-05, proposed by Paul Burstow on 23/11/2004.

That this House condemns the poor service endured by Mr Keith Roads and other disabled rail users as a result of the failure of Central Trains to make reasonable adjustments to overcome the barriers presented by inaccessible stations; agrees with the Disability Rights Commission that it is reasonable to expect train operating companies to pay the cost of accessible taxis, reasonable adjustments or other replacement services for disabled travellers where their stations are not accessible; notes with concern that over 1,850 stations out of a total of 2,500 on the rail network are classed as small, or unstaffed, inaccessible stations by the Strategic Rail Authority; further notes with concern that the Government has yet to begin consultation on accessibility regulations for taxis which are a vital part of the transport network for disabled people; and calls on the Government to take urgent action to ensure that train operating companies are actively undertaking access audits and making improvements to stations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Paul Burstow23/11/2004Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratProposed
Andrew George23/11/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/11/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock24/11/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter24/11/2004Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Gregory Campbell24/11/2004East LondonderryDUPSigned
Colin Breed24/11/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake24/11/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris24/11/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd24/11/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Keetch24/11/2004HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes24/11/2004ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey24/11/2004North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth24/11/2004Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Sue Doughty25/11/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler25/11/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis25/11/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds29/11/2004Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Iris Robinson30/11/2004StrangfordDUPSigned
John McDonnell30/11/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Robert Wareing30/11/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Norman Lamb01/12/2004North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths01/12/2004BridgendLabourSigned
Ann Cryer01/12/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Hywel Francis01/12/2004AberavonLabourSigned
Simon Hughes02/12/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones02/12/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen02/12/2004Ynys MLabourSigned
Patsy Calton02/12/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean02/12/2004BurtonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington06/12/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Edward Davey06/12/2004Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke06/12/2004Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh07/12/2004SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett07/12/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge07/12/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross07/12/2004TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Mohammad Sarwar08/12/2004Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Lady Hermon08/12/2004North DownUUPSigned
Alan Simpson13/12/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/12/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Parmjit Gill09/02/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned

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