Opposition Day — [5th allotted day] — Network Rail — 8 Jan 2008 at 18:45

I beg to move,

That this House is deeply concerned by the track work over-runs by Network Rail on the West Coast Main Line and at Liverpool Street station over the Christmas and New Year period; believes that the disruption caused to passengers was unacceptable and that Network Rail failed to plan properly for the successful completion of works on time; further notes that Network Rail was created by the present Government and believes that these recent incidents illustrate that the organisation is insufficiently accountable to its customers; and calls on the Government to take steps to ensure that Network Rail is made more accountable to the travelling public so that efficiency is improved and a much better quality of service is provided to passengers in the future.

I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:

"applauds the Government for taking decisive action to correct the flaws of rail privatisation; welcomes the fact that the railway is carrying 40 per cent. more passengers and 47 per cent. more freight than in 1997 with improving punctuality and safety standards and record investment in infrastructure; and looks forward to seeing the results of the investigation by the Office of Rail Regulation into Network Rail's performance, following the unacceptable engineering overruns experienced by passengers during Christmas and the New Year.".

The House having divided: Ayes 235, Noes 303.

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Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 169 (+2 tell)088.1%
DUP0 2022.2%
Independent1 1050.0%
Lab301 (+2 tell) 0086.1%
LDem0 56088.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP0 4066.7%
Total:303 235085.5%

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