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FREEDOM TO ROAM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 15: tabled on 24 November 1998

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 222 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 that the Millennium should be marked by fulfilling the promise set out in Labour's 1994 policy statement, In Trust for Tomorrow, which pledges that Labour's commitment to the environment will be backed up with legally enforceable environmental rights including a right of access to common land, open country, mountain and moorland and that this would be a fitting tribute to the memory of the late John Smith who believed passionately in the people's right to enjoy the finest landscape and countryside in Britain.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Erith and Thamesmead
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Rother Valley
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Aberdeen South
Benn, Hilary
Signed on 29 October 1999
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Erewash
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
The Wrekin
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1998
Exeter
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Elmet
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 1998
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Ipswich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Dagenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
South Shields
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Gillingham
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Cynon Valley
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Gedling
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1998
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Crosby
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Llanelli
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Croydon Central
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Stroud
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1998
Southport
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Don Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Hastings and Rye
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1998
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Reading East
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Morley and Rothwell
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1998
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Harwich
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Wirral West
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Wakefield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Clydesdale
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Ms Fiona
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Newark
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1998
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Feltham and Heston
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Gloucester
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bury South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Worsley
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Brent East
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Edmonton
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Amber Valley
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Wrexham
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Medway
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Crawley
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bristol North West
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Wansdyke
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Ayr
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Ilford North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
St Albans
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Gravesham
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Ealing North
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Ogmore
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Dover
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
North Durham
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Loughborough
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1998
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Reading West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Independent Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Glasgow, Govan
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Chatham and Aylesford
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 24 November 1998
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Blaenau Gwent
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1998
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Harrow West
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
St Helens North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1998
Southampton, Test
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Walsall North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey