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London To Leeds Rail Services

EDM number 1549 in 2005-06, proposed by Mary Creagh on 01/02/2006.

That this House notes with concern the preliminary decision of the Office of Rail Regulation to reject GNER's track access application to operate 12 extra services, creating a half-hourly service from London to Leeds; recognises the significant positive impact that this proposed improvement in services to Leeds, Wakefield and Doncaster would make to the regional economy of West and South Yorkshire; accepts that, as a vital part of the nation's infrastructure, increased services on the East Coast Main Line operated by GNER also would have benefited the East Midlands, London and the South East; further notes that implementing a half-hourly London-Leeds service has been a Government objective since 2001; further notes that the proposed additional services were a cornerstone of GNER's franchise agreement with the Government, under which the train operator is contracted to pay the Treasury £1.3bn in premium payments over the 10-year course of the franchise; acknowledges the widespread dismay this decision has prompted from local government, the business community, regional bodies and transport groups in West and South Yorkshire; and calls on the Office of Rail Regulation to reconsider its decision and to approve GNER's application at the earliest opportunity.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Mary Creagh01/02/2006WakefieldLabourProposed
George Mudie01/02/2006Leeds EastLabourSeconded
Mike Wood01/02/2006Batley and SpenLabourSeconded
Jeff Ennis01/02/2006Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSeconded
Jon Trickett01/02/2006HemsworthLabourSeconded
Colin Challen01/02/2006Morley and RothwellLabourSeconded
Gordon Prentice02/02/2006PendleLabourSigned
John Pugh02/02/2006SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink02/02/2006Castle PointConservativeSigned
Lynne Jones02/02/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/02/2006Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Battle02/02/2006Leeds WestLabourSigned
Paul Flynn06/02/2006Newport WestLabourSigned
John Leech06/02/2006Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Philip Davies06/02/2006ShipleyConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis06/02/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin06/02/2006Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer06/02/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle06/02/2006ChorleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/02/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Alan Meale07/02/2006MansfieldLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell07/02/2006East LondonderryDUPSigned
Paul Truswell07/02/2006PudseyLabourSigned
Janet Anderson08/02/2006Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Mark Durkan08/02/2006FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John McDonnell08/02/2006Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
David Simpson08/02/2006Upper BannDUPSigned
Chris McCafferty08/02/2006Calder ValleyLabourSigned
William McCrea09/02/2006South AntrimDUPSigned
John Hemming09/02/2006Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Sharon Hodgson09/02/2006Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
David Anderson13/02/2006BlaydonLabourSigned
Paul Rowen13/02/2006RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Fabian Hamilton13/02/2006Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Derek Conway13/02/2006Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Michael Clapham13/02/2006Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell13/02/2006Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Patrick Mercer13/02/2006NewarkConservativeSigned
Paul Keetch13/02/2006HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley13/02/2006Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Tom Brake14/02/2006Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Beith15/02/2006Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Dari Taylor16/02/2006Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Paddy Tipping16/02/2006SherwoodLabourSigned
John Austin27/02/2006Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Phil Willis27/02/2006Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland27/02/2006Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean28/02/2006BurtonLabourSigned
David Chaytor09/03/2006Bury NorthLabourSigned
Edward BallsUnknownWithdrawn

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