House of Commons
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FORESTRY COMMISSION REDUCTIONS IN EXPENDITURE
EDM #1199
Tabled 14 December 2010
2010-12 Session
That this House is alarmed at the 25 per cent. cut to the Forestry Commission announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review; opposes plans to sell off parts of the Public Forest Estate in England which could result in 30 million trees being cut down and job losses in England and Scotland; notes that the Forestry Commission in England manages 258,000 hectares of public forest, employing 856 people; further notes that the Commission manages the highest number of sites of special scientific interest, with 99 per cent. of these in favourable or recovering condition; regards forests as a priceless carbon storage resource and essential to the Government's efforts to achieve climate change mitigation targets; is concerned that education courses and public health programmes would be inhibited by the sale of public forests; acknowledges that public rights of way are lost under private ownership of former Forestry Commission land; further notes that at 9 per cent. the level of forestation in England is one of the lowest in Europe and that 69 per cent. of forest is already privately-owned; further notes that hits on the Forestry Commission Trades Union's website increased by 560 per cent. to 80,000 per month after this cut was announced; and calls on the Government to bring forward proposals to amend the Public Bodies Bill [Lords] to remove this threat to forests.

Signatures (53)

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.
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
27 January 2011
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
27 January 2011
Burden, Richard
Labour
27 January 2011
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
15 December 2010
Caton, Martin
Labour
08 February 2011
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
03 February 2011
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
31 January 2011
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
08 February 2011
Creasy, Dr Stella
Labour
16 February 2011
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
31 January 2011
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
27 January 2011
Dowd, Jim
Labour
09 February 2011
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
01 February 2011
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
19 January 2011
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
15 December 2010
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
02 February 2011
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
21 December 2010
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
07 March 2011
Green, Kate
Labour
24 January 2011
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2011
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
07 February 2011
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
07 February 2011
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
08 February 2011
Heyes, David
Labour
01 February 2011
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
10 February 2011
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
20 December 2010
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
10 January 2011
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
16 December 2010
Jones, Graham
Labour
26 January 2011
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
31 January 2011
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
14 February 2011
Long, Naomi
Alliance
08 February 2011
McCabe, Steve
Labour
25 January 2011
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
26 January 2011
McGovern, Alison
Labour
09 February 2011
McGovern, Jim
Labour
13 January 2011
McGuire, Mrs Anne
Labour
14 February 2011
Morden, Jessica
Labour
15 February 2011
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
09 February 2011
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
31 January 2011
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
31 January 2011
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
03 February 2011
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
15 December 2010
Stringer, Graham
Labour
20 December 2010
Turner, Karl
Labour
27 January 2011
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.