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Northern Local Authorities And Staffing Of Trains

EDM number 147 in 2015-16, proposed by Ian Mearns on 17/06/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Consumers, Employment, Industrial health and safety and Railways.

That this House notes that the Department of Transport have agreed with numerous passenger surveys that passengers highly value a member of staff in addition to the driver on trains; welcomes that under railway regulations maintaining the operational role of a guard/conductor guarantees that a second member of staff is on board the train at all times to assist in protecting the safety of the train and passengers and provide ticket and travel advice; further welcomes that this protection for passengers currently applies for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express passenger services; is concerned however, that despite big increases in passenger numbers and the objections of a number of local authorities in the North, the proposed new franchise agreement will not maintain the role of the guard/conductor on Northern Rail services and therefore weakens the protection for passengers; further notes that 30 northern local authorities through the Rail North umbrella organisation will have a key role in overseeing and improving the franchise; and calls on Rail North to protect rail jobs and passenger safety and service by developing the franchise agreement to retain the current role of the guard/conductor, keep ticket offices open and ensure proper staffing at as many stations as possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Ian Mearns17/06/2015GatesheadLabourProposed
Cat Smith17/06/2015Lancaster and FleetwoodLabourSeconded
John McDonnell17/06/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery17/06/2015WansbeckLabourSeconded
Angela Rayner17/06/2015Ashton-under-LyneLabourSeconded
Rebecca Long-Bailey17/06/2015Salford and EcclesLabourSeconded
Liz McInnes17/06/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Grahame Morris17/06/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Jo Stevens17/06/2015Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Ruth Smeeth17/06/2015Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman17/06/2015Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/06/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale18/06/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner18/06/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
David Anderson18/06/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon18/06/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Imran Hussain25/06/2015Bradford EastLabourSigned
Rachael Maskell29/06/2015York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
David Crausby21/07/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Melanie Onn07/09/2015Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper08/09/2015West LancashireLabourSigned

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