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Lewes-Uckfield Railway Line

Petitions – in the House of Commons at 9:54 am on 18th May 2007.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Liberal Democrat, Lewes 9:54 am, 18th May 2007

The next petition—[Hon. Members: "Which one is this?] It is the third petition, to answer the question from the Labour Benches. [Interruption.]

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

Order. Too many conversations are breaking out across the Chamber.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Liberal Democrat, Lewes

I am grateful for your support, Madam Deputy Speaker.

The third petition is from Councillor Ann De Vecchi and others of like disposition and concerns a local matter that has had considerable cross-party support over a long period: the campaign to re-open the Lewes-Uckfield railway line which East Sussex county council closed in 1969.

The petition states:

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House shall urge the Department for Transport to consider the immediate reinstatement of the double track railway line between Lewes and Uckfield.

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

To lie upon the Table.