Early day motion 419

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PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF RAIL

That this House commends the public ownership of the East Coast rail franchise which has paid £602 million in premium payments since 2009; recognises this is £232 million more than National Express paid back during its tenure and over £209 million more than the amount paid in by Virgin/Stagecoach on the West Coast Mainline since 2009; notes that Europe's more unified publicly-owned railways cost less to run and provide cheaper fares; is aware of the recent report by the Centre for Research on Social-Cultural Change at the University of Manchester which found that private rail investment and innovation is minimal and that passenger increases have been due to economic growth not privatisation; is concerned rail privatisation is leading to ever higher fares and staff cuts; believes there is now overwhelming evidence that the interests of passengers, taxpayers, the economy and environment could be better served by a unified railway under public ownership, with fairer fares and proper staffing levels; and calls for early consideration of how this could be achieved along with the retention of the East Coast franchise under public ownership.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 16.01.2014
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 15.07.2013
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 17.07.2013
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 18.07.2013
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 15.07.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 17.07.2013
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 17.07.2013
Clarke, Tom Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 04.09.2013
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 11.09.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 17.07.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 15.07.2013
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 15.07.2013
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 17.07.2013
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 18.07.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 17.07.2013
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 08.10.2013
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 05.09.2013
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 16.07.2013
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 06.01.2014
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 29.01.2014
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 17.07.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 02.09.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 18.07.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 08.10.2013
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 15.01.2014
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 15.07.2013
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 15.10.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.07.2013
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 05.09.2013
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 02.09.2013
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 08.10.2013
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 15.07.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 17.07.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 02.09.2013
McDonald, Andy Labour Party Middlesbrough 15.07.2013
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 16.07.2013
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 22.01.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 16.07.2013
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 15.07.2013
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 03.09.2013
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 02.09.2013
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 15.07.2013
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 16.10.2013
O'Donnell, Fiona Labour Party East Lothian 10.09.2013
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 16.07.2013
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 01.11.2013
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 08.10.2013
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 15.10.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 11.09.2013
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 02.09.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 16.07.2013
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 17.07.2013
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 15.07.2013
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 16.07.2013
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 16.07.2013
Sutcliffe, Gerry Labour Party Bradford South 13.05.2014
Turner, Karl Labour Party Kingston upon Hull East 15.07.2013
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 08.01.2014
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 09.09.2013
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 15.10.2013
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 05.11.2013