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Safety And Affordability Of South West Trains' Services

EDM number 2810 in 2010-12, proposed by Kate Hoey on 01/03/2012.

That this House is concerned that the announcement of South West Trains and Network Rail's alliance from 1 April 2012 raises the possibility of the effective takeover of rail infrastructure and signalling operations by a private train operating company; is further concerned this would end Network Rail's not for dividend status in the reigon and therefore reintroduce the profit motive into rail infrastructure and rail operations; believes that this could herald a return to the era of Railtrack, which was responsible for a number of fatal train crashes and was wound up after profit was put above safety; is also concerned that introducing the requirement to make a profit will mean that this higher cost is passed to passengers who will have to pay even higher fares; and urges the Government to ensure that safety and affordable fares are put before commerical considerations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Kate Hoey01/03/2012VauxhallLabourProposed
John McDonnell01/03/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn01/03/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins05/03/2012Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Alan Meale05/03/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock05/03/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Simpson06/03/2012Upper BannDUPSigned
Dennis Skinner06/03/2012BolsoverLabourSigned
Martin Caton06/03/2012GowerLabourSigned
Graham Stringer06/03/2012Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell07/03/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Ian Lavery07/03/2012WansbeckLabourSigned
John Cryer27/03/2012Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
David Crausby16/04/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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