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Rail Freight

Volume 281: debated on Wednesday 17 July 1996

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12 midnight

The petition of the residents of the Beaconsfield constituency, particularly the residents of the village of Denham, declares that they totally oppose the proposed freight railway system planned by Central Railway plc. The objectors, who number almost 4,500 and who live in the vicinity, declare that the proposal is unacceptable because it will cause environmental damage far outweighing any claimed benefits. The fact that so many people in my constituency have signified their resolute opposition to the proposals is a clear sign to the House of Commons that it should reject them when they are debated and voted on next week. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons rejects Central Railway's application for an order under the Transport and Works Act 1992.

To lie upon the Table.