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ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 443: tabled on 14 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 93 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 recognises the outstanding 200 year history of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and its consistent promotion of excellence in gardening and horticulture; further recognises that the Society's charitable purpose is the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches, but is concerned at reports that the Society's present management is seeking to cut the workforce substantially without presenting a sustainable case for doing so and has already ended the RHS pension scheme and closed the employees' canteen at Wisley; is further concerned that employees have been told that any refusal to accept new and inferior terms and conditions will be met with loss of employment; and calls on the RHS to recognise that it has a superb and dedicated workforce which should be treated decently and consulted properly.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Bolton North East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Easington
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Walthamstow
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Edmonton
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Thurrock
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Mansfield
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2010
Montgomeryshire
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Dover
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Nottingham South
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Eccles
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Lancaster and Wyre
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Bristol West
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2010
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Macclesfield

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.