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Value Of Rail Freight To The UK Economy

EDM number 336 in 2014-15, proposed by Martin Vickers on 12/09/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Economic situation and Railways.

That this House welcomes the publication of Keeping the lights on and the traffic moving, a report highlighting the vital role rail freight plays in the economy; notes that the rail freight industry has grown by 70 per cent since the mid-1990s and is now worth £1.5 billion a year in benefits to the economy; further notes that the industry transports goods worth over £30 billion a year and by transporting over half of the fuel used in the UK's electricity generation, the industry plays a substantial role in keeping the UK's lights on; recognises the significant environmental benefits of using rail freight instead of road freight, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 76 per cent and reducing congestion on the UK's roads by transporting goods that would otherwise require 7.6 million HGV journeys each year; and calls on the Government and industry to work together to create a positive future for the rail freight industry, increasing the volume and capacity of rail frieght and subsequently the benefits to the economy.

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

Martin Vickers12/09/2014CleethorpesConservativeProposed
Karl McCartney12/09/2014LincolnConservativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley12/09/2014Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
David Ward13/10/2014Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins13/10/2014Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock13/10/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Shannon13/10/2014StrangfordDUPSigned
Alan Meale14/10/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton15/10/2014GowerLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff15/10/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/10/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley16/10/2014York CentralLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram16/10/2014Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon16/10/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/10/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Leech20/10/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams21/10/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell21/10/2014Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan05/11/2014HalifaxLabourSigned

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