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INLAND WATERWAYS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2757: tabled on 16 October 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 163 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 notes that the nation's inland waterways have undergone a transformation in recent years as more people are using canals and rivers for recreation than ever before, whether as boaters, anglers, walkers, cyclists or nature lovers; further notes that more freight is being transported and that regenerated waterways are the backbone of many inner city improvements and that thousands of jobs are linked to the well-being of canals; therefore notes with alarm that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has reduced British Waterways' grant by 15 per cent. this year resulting in a devastating effect upon the inland waterways; further notes that 180 British Waterways' staff are to lose their jobs and canals are to be closed; and calls upon the Government immediately to reinstate the cuts imposed upon British Waterways and to ensure long-term funding is guaranteed to enable continued investment and restoration of the waterways.

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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2006
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Blaydon
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
North East Hampshire
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2006
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
Banbury
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Leeds West
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2006
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
Buckingham
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2006
Northampton South
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2006
West Ham
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2006
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2006
Solihull
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
Stone
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hertsmere
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2006
Keighley
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2006
Grantham and Stamford
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2006
Lagan Valley
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2006
Ludlow
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2006
Wallasey
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2006
Bournemouth East
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2006
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2006
Bath
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2006
South West Norfolk
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Ilford South
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2006
Harborough
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
South West Hertfordshire
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2006
Romsey
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2006
North Wiltshire
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2006
Suffolk Coastal
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2006
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2006
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2006
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2006
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2006
Orpington
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
Cheadle
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2006
Ruislip - Northwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
Clwyd West
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2006
Clwyd South
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2006
Salisbury
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2006
Wrexham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Mid Worcestershire
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
St Albans
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
Woking
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 October 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 October 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Glasgow North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2006
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2006
Crawley
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Scunthorpe
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Nuneaton
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2006
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2006
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2006
Argyll and Bute
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2006
Rochdale
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2006
Ilford North
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
Aldridge-Brownhills
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 October 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Bradford West
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2006
Mid Sussex
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Leicester South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Warrington South
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2006
Warley
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2006
Castle Point
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Eccles
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2006
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2006
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 18 October 2006
Wyre Forest
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
South Derbyshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2006
Bosworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
Wantage
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2006
North West Cambridgeshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2006
Broxbourne
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2006
North Dorset
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2006
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
Bristol West
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
Spelthorne
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Walsall North
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
Macclesfield
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2006
Telford
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2006
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

INLAND WATERWAYS (Amendment 1)
after `year', insert 'as a result of mismanagement by the Rural Payments Agency, thus'.
Conservative, Bromsgrove
1
signature
EDM 2757A1: tabled on 1 November 2006