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HABITATS AND WILD BIRDS DIRECTIVES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2776: tabled on 27 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 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 that the review of the implementation of the European habitats and wild birds directives in England is due to report shortly as part of the 2012Budget; recognises that the directives provide important protection of natural environments, ecosystem services and other resources; acknowledges that the directives not only enable protection and enjoyment of these environments but also underpin a sustainable economy; rejects the contention that the implementation of the habitats and wild birds directive is gold-plated or a burden on business; is concerned that the Government's review of nature directive implementation could have unnecessary, large-scale and adverse impacts on the natural environment; encourages early engagement between developers, statutory agencies and voluntary conservation bodies to ensure any developments that take place are sustainable; and calls on the Government to promote awareness of these directives and avoid weakening protections for natural environments.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.