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RIVER ACCESS FOR NON-POWERED CRAFT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 957A2: tabled on 06 December 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 Mr John Grogan on 07 November 2005. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Line 3, leave out from `walkers' to end and insert `but urges the Government not to alter riparian rights; recommends that any increase in access to canoeists and non-powered craft be by voluntary access agreements only, which have been proven to work in both England and Wales; believes that the users of all canoes and non-powered craft on inland waterways should be subject to the same restrictions as anglers, and the same penalties for infringements; further believes that the Environment Agency should have the power to close any waterway to any craft in the interests of protecting sensitive aquatic environments; and considers that, notwithstanding the forthcoming Olympic Games, it should be remembered that angling is a sport which has 4 million participants in England and Wales with an annual economy of £3.5 billion and which has had great success in recent World Championships.'.

Original motion text

That this House urges the Government to extend legislation on access to the countryside to allow canoeists and users of other non-powered craft the same access rights as those provided for walkers; acknowledges that the most successful Olympic canoeing nation, Germany, requires land owners to tolerate the use of non-powered craft on their waterways; and believes that with increased access to waterways, there will be greater participation in canoeing leading both to obvious health benefits for the nation and to increased chances of future Olympic success.

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.

Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
South Ribble
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2006
Solihull
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Burton
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2006
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Newport West
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2006
Surrey Heath
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Chesterfield
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Bromsgrove
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Amber Valley
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2006
Mansfield
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Westbury
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Nuneaton
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2006
Weston-Super-Mare
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2006
The Wrekin
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 2006
Uxbridge
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Bolsover
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2006
West Worcestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 14 February 2006
Wyre Forest
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2006
Ceredigion
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.