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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1589A1: tabled on 16 July 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by John Mann on 15 July 2003. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'by restricting rights to vehicles without engines.'.

Original motion text

That this House recognises the impact of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 in reclassifying all roads used as public paths to restricted byways; notes that in order to upgrade a restricted byway to a byway open to all traffic proof has to be provided of 20 years' uninterrupted usage by a wheeled vehicle; further notes that use by horse and cart up to several hundred years ago would automatically confirm the right of passage of modern wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles; recognises the environmental and social impact of this legal loophole; and urges the Government to take action to close it forthwith.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.