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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NATIONAL PARKS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 517: tabled on 15 July 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 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

<p>That this House welcomes the recent independent evaluation of the Sustainable Development Fund in National Parks undertaken by Land Use Consultants; notes the finding that the 9.9 million invested in the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)has attracted 42.5 million in funding from other sources; recognises that the SDF has created jobs, has funded innovative projects which enable rural communities to fulfil their aspirations and has demonstrated national park authorities' commitment to tackling climate change and fostering social and economic well-being in local communities; congratulates the national park authorities for their efficient administration of the fund; acknowledges that the purpose of the SDF in English and Welsh National Parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) to fund projects with social, environmental and economic benefits remains as highly relevant today as at its inception; and encourages present and future administrations to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to National Parks and AONBs in their role as beacons for sustainable development.</p>

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.