Early day motion 2810

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SAFETY AND AFFORDABILITY OF SOUTH WEST TRAINS' SERVICES

That this House is concerned that the announcement of South West Trains and Network Rail's alliance from 1 April 2012 raises the possibility of the effective takeover of rail infrastructure and signalling operations by a private train operating company; is further concerned this would end Network Rail's not for dividend status in the reigon and therefore reintroduce the profit motive into rail infrastructure and rail operations; believes that this could herald a return to the era of Railtrack, which was responsible for a number of fatal train crashes and was wound up after profit was put above safety; is also concerned that introducing the requirement to make a profit will mean that this higher cost is passed to passengers who will have to pay even higher fares; and urges the Government to ensure that safety and affordable fares are put before commerical considerations.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 07.03.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 06.03.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 01.03.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 16.04.2012
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 27.03.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 05.03.2012
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 01.03.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 05.03.2012
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 07.03.2012
McDonnell, John [R] Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 01.03.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 05.03.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 06.03.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 06.03.2012
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 06.03.2012