Dismissal of Ian Faletto, Lymington Stationmaster

Part of Petitions – in the House of Commons at 10:02 pm on 5th July 2011.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West 10:02 pm, 5th July 2011

The excellent and award-winning stationmaster of Lymington was sacked for removing a shopping trolley from the line before a train could collide with it. The vicar of Pennington collected 8,400 signatures and sought to deliver them to South West Trains, but in an act of shocking discourtesy to the travelling public, the company refused to take them. It is therefore my privilege to present to this House the petition of the vicar of Pennington, which calls on this honourable House to enlist the support of the Department of Transport to intercede with South West Trains to reconsider this shocking injustice.

Following is the full text of the Petition :

[ The Humble Petition of Revd Alex Russell, Vicar of Pennington,

Sheweth that a great injustice has been done by the dismissal of Ian Faletto Stationmaster at Lymington.

Wherefore your Petitioner prays that your Honourable House calls upon the Government to request that South West Trains reconsider their decision in the light of his many years of exemplary service to the public

And your Petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c. ]

[P000928]

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