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Reform Of Rail Fares

EDM number 2511 in 2005-06, proposed by John McDonnell on 05/07/2006.

That this House welcomes the record levels of Government investment in the railways; further welcomes the Transport Committee Report, `How fair are fares? Train fares and ticketing'; notes that the Committee concluded that despite record investment the privatised railway has put revenue and profit before passengers over the last decade and that in terms of value for money and user-friendliness the current system has proven to be an abject failure; further notes that fare structures are chaotic and pricing absurd because they are determined by commercial considerations rather than considerations for the public good and that the current system is not fit for purpose; and supports the Committee's recommendation that Government must address this situation by incorporating a coherent policy on fares and ticketing structures into the forthcoming White Paper on Rail.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

John McDonnell05/07/2006Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins05/07/2006Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Linda Riordan05/07/2006HalifaxLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson05/07/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Ian Davidson05/07/2006Glasgow South WestLabourSeconded
David Drew05/07/2006StroudLabourSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle05/07/2006ChorleyLabourSigned
Jim Devine06/07/2006LivingstonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis06/07/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore06/07/2006HendonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones06/07/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice10/07/2006PendleLabourSigned
David Heyes10/07/2006Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Rob Marris10/07/2006Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty10/07/2006Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn10/07/2006Newport WestLabourSigned
Graham Stringer10/07/2006Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Betty Williams10/07/2006ConwyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing11/07/2006Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin11/07/2006Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer11/07/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/07/2006Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Cummings11/07/2006EasingtonLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd12/07/2006Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Murphy12/07/2006TorfaenLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell12/07/2006Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton12/07/2006GowerLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff12/07/2006Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Si13/07/2006Swansea EastLabourSigned
Dai Davies13/07/2006Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Jeff Ennis13/07/2006Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSigned
Janet Dean13/07/2006BurtonLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz13/07/2006Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins13/07/2006TamworthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell14/07/2006Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Neil Gerrard18/07/2006WalthamstowLabourSigned
David Hamilton20/07/2006MidlothianLabourSigned
Gavin Strang20/07/2006Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Diane Abbott24/07/2006Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Jim Cousins25/07/2006Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Paul Truswell25/07/2006PudseyLabourSigned
Adam Price09/10/2006Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Bill Etherington09/10/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Katy Clark12/10/2006North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned

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