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London Overground Rail

EDM number 696 in 2015-16, proposed by Gareth Thomas on 10/11/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Companies, Consumers and Railways.

That this House notes that London Overground rail services are portrayed as public rail services run by Transport for London; is concerned however that this masks the reality that London Overground is in fact a private rail franchise jointly operated by subsidiaries of Hong Kong and German state railways, who have ensured that almost £22 million of their share of revenue has been paid out in dividends between 2011 and 2014; is dismayed that these profits could have been used to fund an average year on year fare cut of 6.5 per cent for Londoners but instead are ultimately being used to support the railways of Berlin and Hong Kong; is deeply concerned that the subsidy from Londoners to foreign railways is set to continue, as the only bidders for next London Overground contract are subsidiaries of French, German, Hong Kong and Singapore railways; and calls for London passengers to be put before profit by allowing London Overground services to be operated directly in public ownership.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Gareth Thomas10/11/2015Harrow WestLabourProposed
Jo Stevens10/11/2015Cardiff CentralLabourSeconded
Ruth Smeeth10/11/2015Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins10/11/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Joan Ryan16/11/2015Seconded
Dennis Skinner16/11/2015BolsoverLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn16/11/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Wes Streeting24/11/2015Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Ruth Cadbury25/11/2015Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff01/12/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Kate Hoey07/12/2015VauxhallLabourSigned
David Crausby28/01/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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