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USE OF UNSURFACED BYWAYS OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC BY MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 380: tabled on 08 January 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 114 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 welcomes the Government's proposal to close the legal loophole whereby historical evidence of use by horse and cart, or dedication as a carriageway prior to the invention of the internal combustion engine, can give rise to a claim for a byway open to all traffic which, if successful, allows for use by modern recreational motor vehicles of green lanes and other unsurfaced routes in the countryside; notes existing byways open to all traffic will still be subject to inappropriate and unsustainable use by recreational motor vehicles; is concerned that our most precious countryside in the national parks and areas of outstanding beauty and our national trails such as the Ridgeway continue to suffer appalling damage; and urges the Government to take action forthwith to protect these areas by reclassifying existing unsurfaced byways open to all traffic as restricted byways and issuing better guidance on enforcement to enable the relevant authorities to take swift and effective action where recreational vehicles are being driven illegally.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2004
East Surrey
Allan, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2004
Sheffield, Hallam
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Nottingham North
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2004
Erith and Thamesmead
Baird, Vera
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2004
Redcar
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2004
Lewes
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2004
City of York
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Leeds North West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2004
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Erewash
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2004
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2004
Carshalton and Wallington
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Rhondda
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2004
Cambridge
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2004
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Peterborough
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2004
Tyne Bridge
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2004
Stockton North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Bolton North East
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2004
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2004
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Bristol West
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2004
Grantham and Stamford
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2004
Lancaster and Wyre
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2004
South Swindon
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2004
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2004
Cities of London and Westminster
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2004
Arundel and South Downs
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2004
Bath
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2004
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2004
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
Romsey
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2004
North Wiltshire
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2004
Ludlow
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Reading East
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2004
Leeds North East
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2004
Wealden
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2004
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2004
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Chorley
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2004
Basingstoke
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2004
Wantage
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2004
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2004
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2004
Salisbury
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2004
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2004
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2004
Mid Worcestershire
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2004
Medway
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2004
East Hampshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2004
West Derbyshire
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Mansfield
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2004
Winchester
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Forest of Dean
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2004
South West Hertfordshire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Pendle
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2004
Uxbridge
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2004
Newbury
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Hornsey and Wood Green
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2004
Reading West
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2004
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2004
Mid Sussex
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2004
West Worcestershire
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2004
Wellingborough
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2004
Solihull
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2004
Brent East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Sherwood
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2004
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2004
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2004
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2004
North Dorset
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 2004
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2004
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2004
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2004
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2004
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.