Early day motion 1244

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That this House congratulates the state-owned Directly Operated Railways which operates the London to Edinburgh East Coast main line which paid more than £600 million in premiums and profits to the Government in the three years to April 2012; contrasts that with the failure of National Express which reneged on a £1.4 billion contract for the route; recalls the fiasco over the West Coast franchise originally awarded to FirstGroup; condemns Government plans to put the East Coast route and nine others back into private ownership before the 2015 general election; and believes that a publicly-owned railway system benefits customers, business and the national interest.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 10.04.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 26.03.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 26.03.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 25.03.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 26.03.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 26.03.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 26.03.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 26.03.2013
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 26.03.2013
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 26.03.2013