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Transfer Of UK Rail Jobs To India

EDM number 1585 in 2010-12, proposed by Ian Mearns on 14/03/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Employment and Railways.

That this House is deeply concerned at the decision of the state-owned East Coast Mainline to award its customer call centre contract, currently based in Newcastle, to Intelnet Global Services and ATOS Origin, who have operations in Plymouth, Wolverhampton and Mumbai, India; is appalled that this loss of jobs, which is yet another blow to the economy and communities of the North East of England, will also see jobs exported overseas to India; believes it is completely unacceptable for a government company to transfer work abroad and calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to intervene to prevent this; further believes that this episode once again demonstrates the failure of fragmentation and sub-contracting in the rail industry; and calls for an urgent industry-wide assessment of the benefits to the passenger, taxpayer and economy of bringing all railway services in-house.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Ian Mearns14/03/2011GatesheadLabourProposed
John McDonnell14/03/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris14/03/2011EasingtonLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock14/03/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Meale14/03/2011MansfieldLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins15/03/2011Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Linda Riordan15/03/2011HalifaxLabourSigned
John Leech15/03/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton15/03/2011GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/03/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner15/03/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
William McCrea16/03/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
Jim Dobbin16/03/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop16/03/2011Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd21/03/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
John Pugh21/03/2011SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming22/03/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim McGovern22/03/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne29/03/2011Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff29/03/2011Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
David Crausby30/03/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Stuart Bell04/05/2011MiddlesbroughLabourSigned
Kevan Jones04/05/2011North DurhamLabourSigned
Roberta Blackman-Woods09/05/2011City of DurhamLabourSigned
Catherine McKinnell09/05/2011Newcastle upon Tyne NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn13/05/2011JarrowLabourSigned
Jenny Chapman13/05/2011DarlingtonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon24/05/2011North TynesideLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham07/06/2011WorkingtonLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham07/06/2011Stockton NorthLabourSigned

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