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ENVIRONMENT AGENCY BUDGET
EDM #947
Tabled 14 January 2014
2013-14 Session
That this House commends the excellent work undertaken by staff employed at the Environment Agency in dealing with recent flooding incidents; recognises however that Environment Agency staff do a lot more than dealing with just the prevention and aftermath of flood incidents; further recognises that this wide range of responsibilities are essential in safeguarding the country's environment from harm and includes water quality oversight, pollution control, waste regulation, fisheries management, conservation and ecology, navigation, contaminated land and flood and coastal risk management; notes that the Environment Agency has had its budgets cut yet again which will lead to 1,500 jobs being lost, around 15 per cent of the total workforce; further notes that, with some spending ring-fenced by the Government, the effect of these further cuts will impact disproportionately on non-protected areas like the prevention and prosecution of waste crime, monitoring and protection of migratory fish, pollution management and work with planning authorities to ensure environmental safeguards are in place for new development; believes that as a result, communities will be put at risk of environmental harm through the significant reductions in services currently provided and is a licence to pollute; and further believes that the Government should implement an immediate moratorium on any cuts and recognise that the cost of responding to incidents of harm is much greater than the effective prevention the Environment Agency provides and the cuts will compromise.

Signatures (64)

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.
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
27 February 2014
Barron, Kevin
Labour
06 March 2014
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
06 March 2014
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
13 February 2014
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
24 February 2014
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
24 February 2014
Champion, Sarah
Labour
26 February 2014
Clark, Katy
Labour
24 February 2014
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
26 February 2014
Connarty, Michael
Labour
24 February 2014
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
12 March 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
13 February 2014
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
12 February 2014
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
24 February 2014
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
24 February 2014
Davies, Geraint
Labour
24 February 2014
Dobson, Frank
Labour
24 February 2014
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
13 February 2014
Engel, Natascha
Labour
24 February 2014
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
30 April 2014
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
13 February 2014
Flello, Robert
Labour
05 March 2014
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
05 February 2014
Gapes, Mike
Labour
07 April 2014
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
21 January 2014
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
12 March 2014
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
24 February 2014
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
10 March 2014
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
24 February 2014
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
20 January 2014
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
28 January 2014
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
10 February 2014
Lavery, Ian
Labour
16 January 2014
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
24 February 2014
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
24 February 2014
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
21 January 2014
Mann, John
Labour
05 March 2014
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
11 February 2014
McDonnell, John
Labour
22 January 2014
McGovern, Jim
Labour
24 February 2014
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
12 March 2014
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
16 January 2014
Mearns, Ian
Labour
24 February 2014
Miller, Andrew
Labour
27 February 2014
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
24 February 2014
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
24 February 2014
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
12 February 2014
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
17 March 2014
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
21 January 2014
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
13 February 2014
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
24 February 2014
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
12 February 2014
Stringer, Graham
Labour
12 February 2014
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
12 February 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
13 February 2014
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
11 February 2014
Williamson, Chris
Labour
25 February 2014
Wood, Mike
Labour
24 February 2014
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion