I rise to present a petition on behalf of the residents of North Staffordshire.
The petition states:
The petition of the residents of North Staffordshire;
Declares that improving rail infrastructure and providing better rail services in our city and wider North Staffordshire is vital for the growth of our local economy;
notes that over 1,000 constituents have signed a corresponding petition asking to reopen the railway between Stoke and Leek;
further declares that it would create jobs and unlock the potential of unused brownfield sites in our area;
and further that it would greatly benefit commuters and passengers.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to take such action as is necessary to reopen the railway between Stoke and Leek.
And the petitioners remain, etc.