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Petitions

Volume 576: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2014

Rail Services in Bolton

I wish to present the petition on behalf of the people of Bolton. It was organised by The Bolton News. The 1,400 petitioners are concerned about the decrease in peak-hour train carriages in recent years and the safety of passengers in conditions of chronic overcrowding.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Bolton,

Declares that the Petitioners believe that the number of peak hour train carriages has decreased in recent years and further that the Petitioners believe the rail services provided are inadequate to meet the needs of local people.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to insist that the rail companies involved take action to improve Bolton's train service and increase the number of peak hour train carriages.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P001323]

Rail Services in Bolton

I present this petition on behalf of the residents of Bolton on similar terms to my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton North East (Mr Crausby). The petition is similarly worded to the one organised by The Bolton News, which was presented in Downing street earlier today.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Bolton,

Declares that the Petitioners believe that the number of peak hour train carriages has decreased in recent years and further that the Petitioners believe the rail services provided are inadequate to meet the needs of local people.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to insist that the Rail companies involved take action to improve Bolton's train service and increase the number of peak hour train carriages.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P001325]

Rail Services in Bolton

I wish to present this petition on behalf of the residents of Bolton on the same basis as my hon. Friends the Members for Bolton North East (Mr Crausby) and for Bolton West (Julie Hilling). The petition is similarly worded to the one initiated by The Bolton News and presented to No. 10 Downing street today. The petition requests that the House of Commons urges the Government insist that the railways companies involved take action to improve the Bolton train service, and to increase the number of carriages during the rush hour.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that the Petitioners believe that the number of peak hour train carriages has decreased in recent years and further that the Petitioners believe the rail services provided are inadequate to meet the needs of local people.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to insist that the Rail companies involved take action to improve Bolton's train service and increase the number of peak hour train carriages.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P001326]

Fixed Odds Betting Machines on High Streets

The petition is from residents of Haslingden and Hyndburn, and particularly the parish of St Peter, Laneside, Haslingden.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Haslingden and Hyndburn,

Declares that the Petitioners believe that there are many gambling machines available on the high street and further declares that the Petitioners believe that the gambling industry is making money from people who cannot afford it through these gambling machines.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to reduce the amount that can be staked on fixed odds betting machines from £100 to £2, in line with other gaming machines on the high street.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

[P001328]