Gavin Williamson

The Secretary of State for Defence

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South Staffordshire Conservative

Publicly Owned Railways

There have been votes in Parliament on the public ownership of the railways, including on keeping the rail infrastructure public, and permitting train operating companies to be publicly-owned.

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Gavin Williamson generally voted against a publicly owned railway system

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All votes about a publicly owned railway system:

  • On 29 Oct 2014: Gavin Williamson was absent for a vote on Railways (Public Sector Operators) Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2016: Gavin Williamson voted against regulation of local bus networks and against public ownership of the railways. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Gavin Williamson voted against a proposal to allow, but not require, High Speed 2 passenger services to be run by the public sector operators. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Gavin Williamson voted against allowing public sector bodies to operate rail services in Wales. Show vote

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