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BIODIVERSITY (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 41A1: tabled on 23 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 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 James Paice on 15 November 2006. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add `and calls on the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to ensure that all proposals for new or refurbished schools under the Building Schools for the Future programme are required to demonstrate how the school environment will actively contribute to an improvement in local biodiversity.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the EU commitment to halt biodiversity loss by 2010; believes that biodiversity enriches lives and provides vital services on which humans depend; recognises a duty to conserve wildlife and leave a country rich in biodiversity for future generations; and therefore urges the Government to prioritise specific goals within existing departmental budgets, namely, working with landowners and managers to reduce the decline in biodiversity action plan species and habitats, protecting and managing the finest wildlife sites on land and sea, reversing the decline in the wildlife of farmland, woodland, grassland, rivers and other habitats and recognising the importance of providing school children with experience of the natural world through out-of-classroom learning as an integral part of school education.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.