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ENVIRONMENT AGENCY BUDGET

EDM (Early Day Motion) 947: tabled on 14 January 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 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 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.

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
Signed on 27 February 2014
Basildon and Billericay
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2014
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2014
York Central
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Sheffield Central
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2014
Cynon Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2014
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Swansea West
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Aberdeen North
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
North East Derbyshire
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Birkenhead
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
Stoke-on-Trent South
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 February 2014
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Ilford South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2014
Leeds North East
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2014
Jarrow
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2014
Knowsley
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 21 January 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2014
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2014
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2014
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Great Grimsby
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
Leeds East
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2014
St Helens North
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2014
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.