Skip to main content

RICHMOND AND BUSHY PARKS AND CAR PARKING CHARGES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 645: tabled on 19 January 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 notes with concern that the Government's decision to introduce car parking charges into Richmond Park and Bushy Park will reduce use of the parks for exercise and recreation, especially by people on lower incomes; further notes the massive local opposition expressed in petitions to the Royal Parks Agency; further notes that the Government's approach contrasts with the excellent programme of free access to national museums and galleries; recognises that public transport to the gates of the parks is poor and that public transport is non-existent within the parks so that access to much of the acreage is only by car or for the very fit; realises that car parking will be displaced into residential areas outside the gates, leaving residents with no option except expensive and inconvenient controlled parking zones for the weekends and bank holidays; believes that the proposal is largely irrelevant to the environmental objective of reducing the flow of through traffic; and calls on the Government to meet park users to consider other mechanisms for raising funds and to reverse its decision on introducing car parking charges.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Edinburgh West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2010
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2010
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Blyth Valley
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Keighley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Bath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2010
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2010
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2010
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2010
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2010
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2010
Gainsborough
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Thurrock
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Leeds North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2010
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2010
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2010
Esher and Walton
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Brent East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Leicester East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 20 January 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2010
Northavon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2010
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2010
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.