Early day motion 1299

LONDON UNDERGROUND

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Total number of signatures: 26

Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin Clark, Katy Corbyn, Jeremy
Crausby, David Cryer, John Davidson, Ian Dobbin, Jim
Glindon, Mary Godsiff, Roger Hopkins, Kelvin Jackson, Glenda
Lavery, Ian Llwyd, Elfyn McDonnell, John Meale, Alan
Mearns, Ian Mitchell, Austin Morris, Grahame M Osborne, Sandra
Roy, Lindsay Shannon, Jim Sharma, Virendra Skinner, Dennis
Williamson, Chris Wood, Mike Roy

That this House supports the concern of the London Assembly that there has been no public consultation on the future of the tube tickets offices and calls on the Mayor of London to halt plans to close tube ticket offices and instead hold a full public consultation to seek the views of passengers and other stakeholders; is deeply concerned that taxpayers' and tube farepayers' money is being used to fund propaganda advertisements in newspapers attacking London Underground workers for taking strike action; believes it is deeply regrettable that public money is being used to attack tube workers who have been hailed as heroes after tube bombings and delivering a successful Olympics; is dismayed that the advertisements, produced by the Mayor of London and London Underground, also display a one-sided and misleading version of the issues at stake when tube workers are simply fighting to protect the service they provide to passengers; further believes the advertisements will only serve to inflame the dispute; is appalled that taxpayers' and farepayers' money is being wasted in this way when instead resources should be used to resolve this dispute; and calls for an immediate inquiry as to whether the production of this propaganda to support the Mayor of London and attack tube workers is a legitimate use of public funds.