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INCREASED ACCESS TO WATERWAYS IN ENGLAND AND WALES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1577: tabled on 02 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 applauds the British Canoe Union for staging an excellent 2009 European Canoe Slalom Championships in Nottingham, 28 to 31 May 2009, and celebrates the notable success of Team GB in taking four medals in total, two gold, one silver and one bronze; welcomes the BBC's live coverage on a busy sporting weekend; notes that over 2.5 million paddlers in Britain only have access to 1,400 miles of inland water in England and Wales, which is less than four per cent. of the total 41,000 miles of waterways over three metres wide; further notes that while the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2002 only incorporates land, the Scottish Land Reform Act 2003 and its supporting Scottish Outdoor Access Code includes waterways, ensuring that paddlers have the same rights as walkers and access to all of Scotland's waterways; and calls on the Government to set a realistic target for increased access to waterways in England and Wales by the Olympic year of 2012.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
South East Cornwall
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Gower
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Tyne Bridge
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 9 June 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Luton North
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Eastleigh
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
Belfast South
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Bristol North West
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
Strangford
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Enfield North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
Upper Bann
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Warrington South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
Hazel Grove
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2009
Macclesfield

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.

INCREASED ACCESS TO WATERWAYS IN ENGLAND AND WALES (Amendment 1)
leave out `and Wales'.
Labour, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
1
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EDM 1577A1: tabled on 9 June 2009