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London Midland Ticket Offices

EDM number 134 in 2012-13, proposed by Frank Dobson on 23/05/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Disability discrimination and Railways.

That this House is deeply concerned at press reports that the Government is preparing to authorise cuts at 86 out of 90 London Midland railway ticket offices including the complete closure of ticket offices; is appalled that London Midland stands to profit 1.25 million a year while services to passengers suffer and rail workers lose their jobs; condemns this cash for closures which will threaten passenger safety and security at stations and will discriminate against people with disabilities; is further concerned that the closures will result in passengers paying more expensive fares as there will be no staff available to advise on the most appropriate ticket options; shares the view of rail experts that the closures will also be a false economy with fare revenues being lost through ticketless travel; notes that some 18,000 people, including passenger and disability groups and the local transport authority, have objected to the closure; and calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to use her powers to support London Midland passengers and rail workers and oppose these cuts.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Frank Dobson23/05/2012Holborn and St PancrasLabourProposed
John McDonnell23/05/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn23/05/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Hugh Bayley24/05/2012York CentralLabourSeconded
Alan Meale24/05/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins24/05/2012Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Glenda Jackson24/05/2012Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Mary Glindon24/05/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
George Galloway11/06/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
Mike Hancock11/06/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin11/06/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner11/06/2012BolsoverLabourSigned
Martin Caton12/06/2012GowerLabourSigned
Richard Burden18/06/2012Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
David Crausby21/06/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Linda Riordan26/06/2012HalifaxLabourSigned
Joan Walley27/06/2012Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Ian Davidson02/07/2012Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Grahame Morris16/07/2012EasingtonLabourSigned

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