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Petitions

Volume 515: debated on Monday 13 September 2010

Bromsgrove Railway Station

Thank you, Mr Speaker, for this opportunity to present to the House of Commons this petition from the people of Bromsgrove, signed by more than 1,600 of my constituents. [Interruption.]

Order. I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Gentleman. I want to hear about the petition on behalf of the people of Bromsgrove, and I am sure that the hon. Gentleman wants the House to listen courteously. Members leaving should please do so quickly and quietly.

Thank you very much, Mr Speaker.

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Bromsgrove,

Declares that the petitioners, whilst recognising the current pressure on public finances, believe that the cost to the public purse of a new railway station in Bromsgrove would be more than offset by the resulting economic and environmental benefits for both Bromsgrove and the wider region; and notes that there is uncertainty about the availability of government funding for this project.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Transport to confirm that government funding for this vital infrastructural upgrade will go ahead.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000858]

Dartford Crossing

This petition is one that I and many other hon. Members support, including my hon. Friend the Member for Chatham and Aylesford (Tracey Crouch), who is in her place. The Dartford crossing has been a scar on the face of Dartford for too long.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of North Kent,

Declares that the petitioners believe that the Dartford Crossing should not be sold or privatised.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to ensure that the Dartford Crossing remains in public ownership.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.[P000859]