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Heathrow And The High-Speed Rail Alternative

EDM number 1873 in 2007-08, proposed by John McDonnell on 24/06/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Aviation and Railways.

That this House welcomes the Who Says There is no Alternative? report published by the RMT union on 24th June; notes that the report shows that over one-third of flights from Heathrow Airport are short haul and more than 20 per cent. of destinations are currently served by a viable rail alternative; further notes the example of Spain where heavy investment in high-speed rail has seen a shift from air to rail travel; and therefore believes that the report proves conclusively that there is a rail alternative to Heathrow expansion and undermines totally the argument for a new runway and sixth terminal.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

John McDonnell24/06/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Linda Riordan24/06/2008HalifaxLabourSeconded
Bob Russell24/06/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Robert Wareing25/06/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSeconded
Ronnie Campbell25/06/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Paul Holmes25/06/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lynne Jones25/06/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell25/06/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ann Cryer25/06/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Stephen Williams25/06/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/06/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/06/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Drew26/06/2008StroudLabourSigned
Mike Hancock30/06/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin30/06/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
David Chaytor30/06/2008Bury NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton01/07/2008GowerLabourSigned
Jim Cousins01/07/2008Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Katy Clark01/07/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Alan Simpson02/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham02/07/2008Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Bill Etherington02/07/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn02/07/2008Newport WestLabourSigned
Rudi Vis02/07/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Vincent Cable07/07/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard07/07/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
John Leech09/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson22/07/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned

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