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PRESERVATION OF BRITISH PIERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 207: tabled on 07 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House applauds the success of the Year of the Pier, organised by the National Piers Society and the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions; congratulates them on their efforts in focusing attention on the cultural, entertainment and leisure value of Britain's seaside piers; welcomes the first allocations of National Lottery grants to Swanage, Clevedon and Brighton West piers, to help restore the precious heritage of seaside piers which, being built in Victorian and Edwardian eras, now suffer high maintenance costs and weather damage; and recognises that, as well as being a necessary step in preserving and renewing a vital part of Britain's national heritage, the restoration of piers will create jobs, add charm to Britain's coastal resorts, strengthen and encourage the tourist industry, provide more fun for all and hand these proud piers of the realm on to future generations for their enjoyment.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1997
Worthing West
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1997
Isle of Wight
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1997
South Dorset
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Hove
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1997
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Keighley
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1997
Southport
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1997
Arundel and South Downs
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Romford
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
West Renfrewshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1997
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Harwich
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1997
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 1997
Hereford
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Brighton, Pavilion
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 October 1997
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1997
East Worthing and Shoreham
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Cleethorpes
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Burnley
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1997
North Norfolk
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
Dover
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1997
Torbay
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1997
New Forest West
Tapsell, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1997
Louth and Horncastle
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
Clwyd West
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Leicester East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Conwy
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Great Yarmouth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PRESERVATION OF BRITISH PIERS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'and expresses the hope that the Society, the Association and the National Lottery organisers will not disregard the significance of the magnificent and lengthy pier of Southend-on-Sea.'.
Conservative, Rochford and Southend East
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signatures
EDM 207A1: tabled on 7 July 1997