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Rail Renewals

EDM number 1383 in 2010-12, proposed by Kelvin Hopkins on 01/02/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Railways.

That this House welcomes the railway renewal work undertaken by rail workers including installing overhead lines, signals and laying track which is vital to a safe and efficient railway; notes renewals are undertaken for Network Rail by numerous contractors and subcontractors and is deeply concerned Network Rail is managing these contracts by prioritising short-term budgetary objectives over the needs of the railway infrastructure; believes this feast and famine approach has resulted in essential renewals being delayed, such as work that could be undertaken by Babcock Rail in the North East, which will lead to a poorer service and increased costs; is alarmed that this policy has already directly resulted in the loss of thousands of skilled rail jobs and railway knowledge, as demonstrated by Jarvis being forced into administration, and is being used as a deliberate strategy to worsen conditions of employment and to extend agency and sub-contracted labour; further notes research undertaken by the RMT union and academics demonstrating that the complex network of contractors and sub-contractors means there are tens of thousands of rail workers employedby a multitude of companies undertaking renewals and that substantial savings could be achieved if renewals were instead carried out in-house as was the case beforerailway privatisation; and urges Network Rail and the Government toassess urgently the benefits of bringing renewals in-house under the control of Network Rail and to convene an industry-wide summit, including trade unions, to develop a co-ordinated strategy for railway infrastructure and skills retention.

This motion has been signed by a total of 67 MPs.

Kelvin Hopkins01/02/2011Luton NorthLabourProposed
John McDonnell01/02/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Linda Riordan01/02/2011HalifaxLabourSeconded
Ian Mearns01/02/2011GatesheadLabourSeconded
Karl Turner01/02/2011Kingston upon Hull EastLabourSeconded
Lisa Nandy01/02/2011WiganLabourSeconded
Bob Russell01/02/2011ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Davidson01/02/2011Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Paul Flynn01/02/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Katy Clark01/02/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham01/02/2011Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Ian Lavery01/02/2011WansbeckLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner02/02/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn02/02/2011JarrowLabourSigned
Martin Caton02/02/2011GowerLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin02/02/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock02/02/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale03/02/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/02/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson03/02/2011Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
David Crausby10/02/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Bill Esterson11/05/2011Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell17/05/2011Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Tom Watson17/05/2011West Bromwich EastLabourSigned
Si17/05/2011Swansea EastLabourSigned
Marsha Singh18/05/2011Bradford WestLabourSigned
Kevin Barron18/05/2011Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Anne Begg24/05/2011Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon24/05/2011North TynesideLabourSigned
Jenny Chapman07/06/2011DarlingtonLabourSigned
Pete Wishart07/06/2011Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Hugh Bayley07/06/2011York CentralLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff07/06/2011Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman07/06/2011Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
George Howarth07/06/2011KnowsleyLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood07/06/2011Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne07/06/2011Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Albert Owen08/06/2011Ynys MLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton08/06/2011Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi08/06/2011Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Michael Meacher09/06/2011Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Tom Clarke09/06/2011Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
John Mann13/06/2011BassetlawLabourSigned
Kate Green13/06/2011Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas15/06/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Jim McGovern15/06/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
Chris Evans16/06/2011IslwynLabourSigned
Chris Ruane17/06/2011Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Hazel Blears17/06/2011Salford and EcclesLabourSigned
Yvonne Fovargue20/06/2011MakerfieldLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham21/06/2011WorkingtonLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore21/06/2011Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Andrew George21/06/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Danczuk22/06/2011RochdaleLabourSigned
Frank Dobson23/06/2011Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Teresa Pearce27/06/2011Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Alan Keen29/06/2011Feltham and HestonLabourSigned
Geoffrey Robinson04/07/2011Coventry North WestLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd07/07/2011Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Joan Walley07/07/2011Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly18/07/2011Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Richard Burden20/07/2011Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham05/09/2011Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Angus Robertson14/09/2011MorayScottish National PartySigned
Rosie Cooper15/09/2011West LancashireLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell10/10/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jon Cruddas17/10/2011Dagenham and RainhamLabourSigned

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