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Dutch State Railways And Driver-Only Operation On UK Railways

EDM number 350 in 2017-19, proposed by Ian Mearns on 10/10/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Railways.

That this House notes that Greater Anglia and Merseyrail are in dispute with the RMT union over those companies' plans to introduce driver-only operated trains; further notes that Greater Anglia and Merseyrail are both part-owned by Abellio that, when introducing new trains on its franchise in Scotland, was able to reach an agreement with the RMT on this issue; recognises that this resulted in retaining the guarantee of the guard on the services in question and also the guards' role in ensuring the safe despatch of trains; believes that if Abellio in Scotland can reach such an agreement with the RMT then it can reach the same agreement on Greater Anglia and Merseyrail; notes that Abellio is owned by Dutch state railways Nederlandse Spoorwegen, whose recent accounts boast of annual revenues of £1.4 billion on its UK rail operations and an overall return of 18 per cent on a limited investment; and further believes that the Dutch state railways should cut their profits so passengers can keep the guarantee of guards on Greater Anglia and Merseyrail services.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Ian Mearns10/10/2017GatesheadLabourProposed
Dan Carden10/10/2017Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
Chris Matheson10/10/2017City of ChesterLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris10/10/2017EasingtonLabourSeconded
Clive Lewis10/10/2017Norwich SouthLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell11/10/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner11/10/2017BolsoverLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham11/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Chris Stephens12/10/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins12/10/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ruth George17/10/2017High PeakLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle17/10/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Mike Hill18/10/2017HartlepoolLabourSigned
Mary Glindon19/10/2017North TynesideLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn23/10/2017JarrowLabourSigned
David Crausby01/11/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Sandy Martin06/11/2017IpswichLabourSigned
Chris Williamson25/01/2018Derby NorthLabourSigned

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