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Public Transport On Boxing Day

EDM number 452 in 2009-10, proposed by John Grogan on 14/12/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Buses and Railways.

That this House expresses its deep disappointment that once again during this festive season the United Kingdom's railways will undergo a 58-hour shutdown with no services whatsoever being provided on the overwhelming majority of lines; notes that this is in stark contrast to the situation that prevails in the rest of Europe where regular services run throughout the Christmas holidays; further notes that in many areas there will be no buses running over a similar period; applauds the efforts of Merseytravel, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authorities and Transport for London to run a decent level of bus services on Boxing Day and calls on other areas to follow suit; further notes that the closure of the rail and bus networks leaves many people without access to transport to visit family or friends or attend sporting events; and calls on the Department for Transport, the Passenger Transport Authorities, the Association of Train Operating Companies and Network Rail to work together to ensure that from 2010 an adequate rail and bus service is provided on Boxing Day and that all future rail franchises have provisions for Boxing Day services.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

David Taylor14/12/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
John Grogan14/12/2009SelbyLabourProposed
Philip Davies14/12/2009ShipleyConservativeSeconded
Norman Baker14/12/2009LewesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Dai Davies14/12/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSeconded
Paul Truswell14/12/2009PudseyLabourSeconded
Katy Clark14/12/2009North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
John Hemming14/12/2009Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley14/12/2009Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Brian Iddon14/12/2009Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice14/12/2009PendleLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore15/12/2009HendonLabourSigned
Robert Wareing15/12/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Graham Stringer15/12/2009Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
David Borrow15/12/2009South RibbleLabourSigned
Mike Hancock15/12/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley15/12/2009RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew15/12/2009StroudLabourSigned
Ann Cryer15/12/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/12/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton15/12/2009GowerLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell15/12/2009East LondonderryDUPSigned
John McDonnell15/12/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones15/12/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson15/12/2009Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Joan Humble15/12/2009Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/12/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Heath15/12/2009Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham15/12/2009Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin16/12/2009Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mark Hunter16/12/2009CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech16/12/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Winterton16/12/2009CongletonConservativeSigned
Betty Williams16/12/2009ConwyLabourSigned
John Battle16/12/2009Leeds WestLabourSigned
Janet Dean16/12/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Paul Burstow16/12/2009Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Denis Murphy16/12/2009WansbeckLabourSigned
Don Foster05/01/2010BathLiberal DemocratSigned
John Mann06/01/2010BassetlawLabourSigned
William McCrea12/01/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Brian Jenkins14/01/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington19/01/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes01/02/2010North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned

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