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SWAMINARAYAN TEMPLE IN NEASDEN AND PARKING DURING FESTIVALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1848: tabled on 04 November 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 notes that the Swaminarayan Hindu Temple is one of the largest and most beautiful mandirs anywhere in the world outside of India, and that each year during Diwali and other festivals, visitors regularly number more than 50,000 per day and that provision has been made for a number of years for additional parking facilities to accommodate worshippers, by Brent Council on the local recreation ground; further notes that negotiations between the Temple trustees and Brent Council to formalise this arrangement, with the Temple paying to create a hard standing all weather pitch for community use in return for parking at festival time, appear to have broken down; and urges Brent Council to resume negotiations that will be to the benefit of the Hindu community, local people and wider community relations.

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.

Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Hendon
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
South Swindon
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Eltham
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2002
Perth
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Preston
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Bolton South East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2002
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Ealing, Southall
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Mansfield
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Ealing North
Purnell, James
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
Stalybridge and Hyde
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Portsmouth North
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Bradford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
South West Bedfordshire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2002
Castle Point
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
Harrow West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Finchley and Golders Green

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.