Early day motion 112

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RETENTION OF GUARDS ON MERSEYRAIL TRAINS

That this House welcomes the current guarantee of a guard on every train to provide service, safety and security for Merseyrail passengers; recognises the vital role that guards play in providing advice and assistance and deterring criminal and anti-social behaviour; acknowledges that guards have essential skills and training to enable them to carry out safety critical duties including dealing with fire, evacuations and driver incapacity; is concerned by proposals to remove all of the guards to help pay for new rolling stock, resulting in a dispute situation and strike action on Merseyrail trains; is further concerned that the cuts are being proposed despite Merseyrail paying out up to £14 million a year, or one quarter of all passenger income, in dividends; believes that guards are vital for passenger service safety and security; and therefore calls for guards to be retained on Merseyrail trains.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Carden, Dan Labour Party Liverpool Walton 03.07.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 20.07.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 05.07.2017
Eagle, Angela Labour Party Wallasey 19.07.2017
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 03.07.2017
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 17.07.2017
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 04.07.2017
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 03.07.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin [R] Labour Party Luton North 03.07.2017
Lewis, Clive Labour Party Norwich South 13.07.2017
Matheson, Chris Labour Party City of Chester 03.07.2017
McGovern, Alison Labour Party Wirral South 11.07.2017
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 03.07.2017
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 03.07.2017
Nandy, Lisa Labour Party Wigan 04.07.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 04.07.2017
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 04.07.2017
Smeeth, Ruth Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 03.07.2017
Smith, Laura Labour Party Crewe and Nantwich 04.07.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 05.07.2017
Stevens, Jo Labour Party Cardiff Central 03.07.2017

Amendment 112A1 - RETENTION OF GUARDS ON MERSEYRAIL TRAINS

  • Session: 2017-19
  • Date tabled: 12.09.2017
  • Primary sponsor: Field, Frank
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    after 'behaviour;' insert 'notes that the guards are paid at family wage levels;'

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 12.09.2017