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EDM (Early Day Motion) 288: tabled on 22 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House commends the commitment of Her Majesty's Government to operate a presumption against open-cast extraction of coal except where it benefits the local community and the environment, and to review Mineral Planning Guidance 3 (MPG3) to this end; notes that the extraction of aggregates, including stone, sand and gravel, also involves significant environmental costs and damage, as stated by Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget Statement; notes also that the planning objectives as set out in Paragraph 8 of the existing version of MPG3 are consistent with those set out in Paragraph 11 of the existing version of Mineral Planning Guidance 6 (MPG6) which concerns the extraction of aggregates, so that if MPG3 is to be reviewed it is logical to review MPG6 also; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government to review MPG6 so that greater encouragement may be given to the use of secondary aggregates and so that a presumption against the extraction of aggregates may be put in place, except where such extraction benefits the local community and the environment.

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after 'Statement', insert 'and invites him to add opencasting of coal to the list of activities being reviewed for possible environmental taxation'.
Labour, North West Leicestershire
EDM 288A1: tabled on 23 July 1997