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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1253: tabled on 26 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 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 Environment Agency's proposal to dispose by sale or letting lock-keepers' homes along the Thames; recognises the importance of lock-keepers being resident in homes adjacent to locks to maintain safety and prevent flooding on the river; notes that moving lock-keepers away from the locks may reduce response times from 15 minutes to up to two hours; fears for the welfare of the lock-keepers and their families; and calls on the Government to ask the Environment Agency to protect this unique part of the nation's river heritage and the tradition of lock-keepers living at the site of locks.