Early day motion 151

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That this House welcomes the fact that passengers on two thirds of the rail network are currently guaranteed the protection of a highly-trained railway guard; notes that the guard must be fully trained in operational safety and route knowledge, including protecting the train and acting in emergencies such as derailments, fires, driver incapacitation, and is also responsible for safely securing the doors and protecting the platform train interface; further welcomes the fact that the guard’s safety role also means passengers are guaranteed to have a guard on board their train at all times to provide advice, assurance and assistance and to look after disabled, older and other passengers who may be vulnerable; believes that this train guard guarantee is even more relevant at a time of growing passenger numbers and heightened security threats; is therefore concerned that the Government and some rail operators are seeking to introduce driver­-only operation, which will jeopardise passenger safety and service by removing guards, meaning that the driver will be expected to drive the train whilst at the same time being responsible for passenger safety; and calls on the Government and rail employers to withdraw proposals for driver-only operation and instead work constructively with ASLEF and RMT to protect passenger service and safety.

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Total number of signatures: 24

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 08.06.2016
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 02.11.2016
Davies, Geraint Labour Party Swansea West 10.10.2016
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 07.06.2016
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 12.10.2016
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 05.09.2016
Goodman, Helen Labour Party Bishop Auckland 10.10.2016
Gwynne, Andrew Labour Party Denton and Reddish 12.09.2016
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 10.10.2016
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 07.06.2016
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 31.10.2016
Kinnock, Stephen Labour Party Aberavon 02.12.2016
Lammy, David Labour Party Tottenham 07.06.2016
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 07.06.2016
Mahmood, Khalid Labour Party Birmingham Perry Barr 05.09.2016
McKinnell, Catherine Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne North 10.10.2016
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 08.06.2016
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 07.06.2016
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 19.07.2016
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 14.06.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 08.06.2016
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 08.06.2016
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 05.09.2016
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 09.06.2016