Early day motion 112

RETENTION OF GUARDS ON MERSEYRAIL TRAINS

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Total number of signatures: 21

Carden, Dan Crausby, David Cunningham, Jim Eagle, Angela
Flynn, Paul Hepburn, Stephen Hill, Mike Hoey, Kate
Hopkins, Kelvin Lewis, Clive Matheson, Chris McGovern, Alison
Mearns, Ian Morris, Grahame M Nandy, Lisa Shannon, Jim
Skinner, Dennis Smeeth, Ruth Smith, Laura Stephens, Christopher
Stevens, Jo

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.

Amendment 112A1 - RETENTION OF GUARDS ON MERSEYRAIL TRAINS

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