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A RIGHT TO ROAM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 825: tabled on 24 February 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 believes there should be a legal right of access to open countryside which would allow people to walk freely over uncultivated land, subject always to restrictions safeguarding wildlife and flora and the legitimate economic interests of those working the land; believes that ownership by itself is not a sufficient reason to deny access; and recognises that there is a widespread expectation that the Government intends to legislate to give the many this right denied to them by the few.

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.

Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Aberdeen South
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Erewash
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
The Wrekin
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Dumfries
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Elmet
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1998
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Ipswich
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Hove
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Bury North
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Dagenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Gillingham
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Cynon Valley
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Gedling
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Stockton North
Cooper, Yvette
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Pontefract and Castleford
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Crosby
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1998
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
South Swindon
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1998
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1998
Don Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Newport West
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Romford
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1998
Reading East
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Morley and Rothwell
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1998
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Harwich
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Wirral West
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Wakefield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Clydesdale
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Chorley
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Stretford and Urmston
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Barnsley Central
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Ms Fiona
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Newark
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1998
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
Feltham and Heston
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Stafford
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Bury South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Worsley
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Brent East
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Edmonton
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Amber Valley
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Wrexham
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Medway
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Crawley
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Bristol North West
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Wansdyke
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1998
Ayr
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Broxtowe
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
St Albans
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1998
Gravesham
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Ealing North
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Ogmore
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1998
Dover
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
North Durham
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Loughborough
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1998
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Reading West
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Chatham and Aylesford
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 24 February 1998
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Redditch
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Blaenau Gwent
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Dartford
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Wigan
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 July 1998
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Harrow West
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
St Helens North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Croydon North
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Walsall North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 February 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.