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RIVER ACCESS FOR NON-POWERED CRAFT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1331A1: tabled on 23 April 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 03 April 2008. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `Government' to end and add `to continue its policy that any increase in access to canoeists and non-powered craft being 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, not withstanding the forthcoming Olympic Games, it should be remembered that angling is a sport which has four million participants in England and Wales with an annual economy of £3.5 billion and which has had great success in the recent World Championships'.

Original motion text

That this House urges the Government to extend legislation on access to the countryside in England and Wales to allow canoeists and users of non-powered craft similar access rights to water as walkers have to the land; notes that in Scotland such access, accompanied by a code of rights and responsibilities for all concerned, has been successfully implemented; and believes that increased access to waterways would lead to greater participation in canoeing, resulting both in obvious health benefits to the nation and in 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.

Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2008
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2008
Buckingham
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2008
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2008
North East Bedfordshire
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
Bury North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 23 June 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2008
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2008
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2008
Norwich North
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2008
Surrey Heath
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 October 2008
Suffolk Coastal
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2008
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Houghton and Washington East
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 2 June 2008
Salisbury
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2008
Penrith and The Border
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2008
East Hampshire
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2008
Vale of York
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2008
Bromley and Chislehurst
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2008
Hemel Hempstead
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2008
Hertford and Stortford
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2008
The Wrekin
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2008
Milton Keynes South West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2008
East Devon
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 26 June 2008
Wyre Forest
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 June 2008
Gosport
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 2 June 2008
Congleton

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.