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REDUCTION IN FUNDING FOR URBAN PARKS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 219: tabled on 18 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 is concerned about the damage being caused to Britain's urban parks and green spaces by disproportionate cuts to their maintenance in local government budget savings, the loss of skills in professional horticulture in the public sector through staff redundancies and the lack of investment in parks, negatively impacting on health, social well-being and community cohesion; notes that, for example, London parks budgets have fallen by 44 per cent in the past four years while Liverpool has lost a third of its parks budget in the last two years along with 65 parks staff; recognises the challenge for green space professionals with the absence of a national level department, body or function with a watching brief for the UK's urban parks; and calls on the Government to address these concerns in a new inquiry into urban parks.

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.

Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Lewisham East
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
York Central
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2012
Altrincham and Sale West
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2012
Birmingham, Northfield
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Stockport
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2012
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Workington
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Holborn and St Pancras
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2012
Sefton Central
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2012
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 3 September 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2012
Ilford South
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2012
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2012
Portsmouth South
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2012
Tottenham
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 3 September 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Hayes and Harlington
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Ynys Môn
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2012
Colchester
Andy Sawford,
Signed on 21 March 2013
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2013
Huddersfield
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2012
Bristol West

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.