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SANCTIONS AGAINST GIANT HEDGES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1003: tabled on 11 March 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 200 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Answer given by the Minister of State for the Regions, Regeneration and Planning to a Parliamentary Question in which he stated that he would consider 'whether some form of government intervention in relation to Leylandii trees and other high boundary hedges is necessary'; recognises that a key element in many of the most distressing disputes over high hedges is unsociable behaviour and harassment; therefore, believes that the Crime and Disorder Bill also represents an excellent opportunity to introduce effective measures to tackle the vindictive impulses of those who insist on allowing their hedges to reach monstrous heights, with the main purpose of inflicting misery on their neighbours; and urges the Government to take steps, either through improved planning regulations or crime legislation, to tackle this increasing menace.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 1998
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
North East Derbyshire
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 May 1998
East Antrim
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
Signed on 11 March 1998
Tatton
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1998
Chesterfield
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Leeds North West
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1998
Reigate
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1998
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1998
Worthing West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
The Wrekin
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1998
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 1998
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 1998
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Peterborough
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1998
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Birmingham, Northfield
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1998
Twickenham
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1998
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1998
Chipping Barnet
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1998
Midlothian
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1998
Gedling
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 1998
Romsey
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1998
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1998
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1998
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1998
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1998
Crosby
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 March 1998
Ceredigion
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1998
Upminster
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1998
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1998
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 1998
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1998
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1998
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1998
Ribble Valley
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 1998
Southport
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 1998
Arundel and South Downs
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 1998
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 1998
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Norwich North
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 28 July 1998
Ludlow
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1998
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Romford
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1998
Tottenham
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1998
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1998
North Devon
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Wirral West
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1998
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1998
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1998
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 1998
Wantage
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1998
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 March 1998
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1998
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 1998
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 1998
Hereford
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1998
Gloucester
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 1998
Bromsgrove
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1998
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1998
Derby North
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1998
Gainsborough
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Leslie, Mr Christopher
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Shipley
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
High Peak
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 1998
New Forest East
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 1998
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 1998
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1998
Mid Worcestershire
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 1998
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1998
Halifax
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1998
Woking
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1998
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Medway
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1998
Dundee East
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 19 October 1998
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1998
Cleethorpes
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1998
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 1998
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Mountford, Kali
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Colne Valley
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Wansbeck
Norman, Mr Archie
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1998
Tunbridge Wells
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 1998
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1998
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1998
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Broxtowe
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1998
Stalybridge and Hyde
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1998
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1998
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1998
Ealing North
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Dover
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 1998
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1998
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 1998
Newbury
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1998
Dundee West
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1998
Faversham and Mid Kent
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 1998
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 1998
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Chatham and Aylesford
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 1998
Aldridge-Brownhills
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1998
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 11 March 1998
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1998
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 1998
Belfast South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1998
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Milton Keynes South West
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1998
Totnes
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 1998
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1998
New Forest West
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 March 1998
North Tayside
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 1998
Poole
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1998
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1998
Truro and St Austell
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Independent Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1998
Leominster
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 1998
West Tyrone
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
South Derbyshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 1998
Bosworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1998
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1998
St Helens North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Croydon North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 November 1998
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Walsall North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 1998
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1998
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Preston
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1998
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.