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VEHICLE USE ON ANCIENT RIGHTS OF WAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1589: tabled on 15 July 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 62 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 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.

Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2003
Elmet
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2003
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2003
Blyth Valley
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2003
Peterborough
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2003
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2003
Hornchurch
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2003
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Hendon
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2003
South Swindon
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2003
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2003
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2003
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Newport West
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2003
Rayleigh
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2003
Chesham and Amersham
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2003
Epsom and Ewell
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2003
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 September 2003
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2003
Luton North
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2003
Basingstoke
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2003
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2003
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 2003
Wantage
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2003
Cheltenham
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2003
Brighton, Pavilion
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2003
Aylesbury
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2003
Wolverhampton South West
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2003
Maidenhead
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2003
Calder Valley
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2003
Vale of York
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2003
Knowsley South
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2003
South West Hertfordshire
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 18 September 2003
Hyndburn
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2003
Dover
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2003
Uxbridge
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2003
Faversham and Mid Kent
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2003
City of Chester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Nottingham South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2003
Meriden
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2003
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2003
North Dorset
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2003
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2003
Northavon
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2003
Leominster
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2003
Batley and Spen

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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

VEHICLE USE ON ANCIENT RIGHTS OF WAY (Amendment 1)
at end add 'by restricting rights to vehicles without engines.'.
Conservative, Worthing West
28
signatures
EDM 1589A1: tabled on 16 July 2003