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CHILDREN AND THE COUNTRYSIDE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 251: tabled on 10 July 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 deeply concerned that over 35 per cent of children have never visited the countryside and that a child's chance of visiting the countryside has halved in a generation, with children from disadvantaged backgrounds being particularly badly affected; recognises that children who spend time in natural environments obtain better health and educational outcomes, performing better in reading, mathematics, science and social studies; and congratulates the hon. Members who are leading the John Clare Trust's 150 Poems challenge, which will raise vital funding to enable more schools to participate in opening up the woodlands, forests and meadows of our beautiful countryside to many more children.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2014
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Blaydon
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2014
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 1 September 2014
Northampton South
Birtwistle, Gordon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Burnley
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2014
Harrow East
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2014
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2014
Cynon Valley
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2014
Stockton North
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2014
Workington
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2014
Belfast North
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Liverpool, Riverside
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2014
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 November 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2014
St Ives
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
North West Durham
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2014
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 15 July 2014
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 17 July 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Luton North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2014
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 September 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 17 July 2014
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Edmonton
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 July 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Mansfield
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2014
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2014
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 July 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 July 2014
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2014
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2014
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2014
Hazel Grove
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2014
Eastleigh
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2014
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2014
North Dorset
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2014
Bradford East
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 2 September 2014
Hove
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2014
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 September 2014
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 September 2014
East Antrim

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.