European Union Documents — Single European Railyway Area — 25 Apr 2013 at 13:31
Mike Thornton MP, Eastleigh voted to seek to ensure that measures relating to the single European railway area are appropriate, encourage fair competition and are evidence-based, proportionate and have minimal regulatory burden.
The majority of MPs voted to support the government's aim in relation to a Single European Railway area that any resulting measures are appropriate, encourage competition and help to deliver a level playing field across the EU and are evidence-based, proportionate and reduce or at least minimise the regulatory, administrative and cost burden for industry.
The text of the approved motion was:
- That this House
- takes note of European Union Documents No. 5855/13, a Commission Communication: The Fourth Railway Package-completing the single European railway area to foster European competitiveness and growth, No. 6012/13 and Addenda 1 and 2, a Draft Regulation on the European Union Agency for Railways and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 881/2004, No. 6013/13 and Addenda 1 and 2, a Draft Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (Recast), No. 6014/13 and Addenda 1 and 2, a Draft Directive on railway safety (Recast), No. 6017/13, a Commission Report on the progress made towards achieving interoperability of the rail system, No 6019/13, a Commission Report on the profile and tasks of other train crew members, No. 5960/13 and Addenda 1 to 5, a Draft Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No. 1370/2007 concerning the opening of the market for domestic passenger transport services by rail, No. 5985/13 and Addenda 1 to 7, a Draft Directive amending Directive 2012/34/EU establishing a single European railway area, as regards the opening of the market for domestic passenger transport services by rail and the governance of the railway infrastructure, and No. 6020/13, a Commission report on the implementation of the provisions of Directive 2007/58/EC on the opening of the market of international rail passenger transport accompanying the Communication on the fourth railway package;
- supports the Government’s aim of ensuring any resulting measures are appropriate, encourage competition and help to deliver a level playing field across the EU; and
- further supports the Government’s view that any such measures should be evidence-based, proportionate and reduce or at least minimise the regulatory, administrative and cost burden for industry.
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.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||190 (+1 tell)||2||0||63.3%|
|Lab||0||164 (+2 tell)||0||64.6%|
|LDem||26 (+1 tell)||0||0||47.4%|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con (front bench)||no|