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PROPOSED CLOSURE OF CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1373: tabled on 16 January 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 106 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 with concern the proposal to close the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology scientific laboratories at Monk's Wood, Banchory and Winfrith; believes that their closure would severely impair the long-term monitoring and study of ecological change; further believes it would reduce the quality of independent science-based advice to Government on environmental matters, including climate change; and would dissipate the expertise of up to 200 experienced scientists; further believes that the savings expected from the closures will be more than offset by associated restructuring costs; supports the campaign by leading environmental charities to prevent the closure; applauds the work of the centres over many years; and calls on the National Environment Research Council and the Government to ensure their survival.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Southend West
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh West
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
Newbury
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2006
Northampton South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Canterbury
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2006
Gordon
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2006
North East Bedfordshire
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2006
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2006
East Londonderry
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2006
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Haltemprice and Howden
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2006
Huntingdon
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2006
Rochford and Southend East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 January 2006
Foyle
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Bournemouth East
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2006
Lichfield
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Newport West
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2006
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
North Wiltshire
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Selby
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2006
Wimbledon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2006
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
North East Hertfordshire
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2006
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2006
North Down
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2006
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2006
Cheltenham
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
South West Surrey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2006
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Peterborough
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
North Essex
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2006
Clwyd West
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Salisbury
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Epping Forest
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
South Cambridgeshire
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2006
Manchester, Withington
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2006
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 January 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
East Hampshire
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2006
South Antrim
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2006
Guildford
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2006
Westbury
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2006
Montgomeryshire
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2006
South East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2006
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Uxbridge
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Argyll and Bute
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 February 2006
Moray
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2006
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2006
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
Rochdale
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2006
Banff and Buchan
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Aldridge-Brownhills
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 January 2006
Upper Bann
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2006
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2006
Poole
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2006
Wantage
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2006
North West Cambridgeshire
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2006
Gosport
Villiers, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2006
Chipping Barnet
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2006
North Dorset
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2006
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2006
Angus
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2006
Leominster
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Macclesfield
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2006
Rugby and Kenilworth
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2006
South Suffolk

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.