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First Bus Price Increases In Glasgow And The West Of Scotland

EDM number 776 in 2017-19, proposed by Stewart McDonald on 10/01/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Buses.

That this House condemns First Bus Glasgow's decision to increase single adult tickets on routes by more than 15 per cent; notes with concern the decision taken by First Glasgow to scrap unaccompanied child concession tickets, increase fares for under-16s by 40 per cent; further notes that unemployed passengers have also been hit with a 10 per cent hike in fares; notes that these price rises coincide with the Government's outrageous plans to close jobcentres across Glasgow that are due to take effect this week; believes that buses are vital in accessing employment, education and reducing our carbon footprint; is further concerned that the price rises reduce access to vital public services and makes the daily commute increasingly unaffordable; recognises the Scottish Government's consultation on a new Bill that proposes that local transport authorities be given the power to take buses into public ownership and operate highly regulated franchises; and calls on First Glasgow to reverse its decision and deliver a service that better meets the needs of the residents of Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Stewart McDonald10/01/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartyProposed
Alison Thewliss10/01/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Patrick Grady10/01/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens10/01/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Carol Monaghan10/01/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Paul Sweeney10/01/2018Glasgow North EastLabourSeconded
David Linden10/01/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty10/01/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day11/01/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan15/01/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands16/01/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell17/01/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law17/01/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford17/01/2018Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry22/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown22/01/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned

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