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Godfrey Ermen Playing Field, Abbey Hey, Manchester

EDM number 199 in 1989-90, proposed by Gerald Kaufman on 13/12/1989.

That this House shares the concern of residents of Abbey Hey in the Gorton division of Manchester that commercial development and exploitation of Godfrey Ermen playing field would destroy a valued local amenity; believes that the Manchester and Salford Playing Fields Society should respond to this local disquiet by stating clearly and unequivocally that it has no intention of disposing of the playing field for financial gain or to the detriment of the locality; has its suspicions aroused by the persistent failure of the Manchester and Salford Playing Fields Society to provide such a clear and straightforward response; deplores the failure of Manchester and Salford Playing Fields Society to respond in a straightforward way without preconditions to the request by the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton for a meeting with local residents and councillors to discuss this issue; and is depressed by the offensive manner in which David Gallop as secretary of the Manchester and Salford Playing Fields Society has deliberately fobbed off several letters from the Right Honourable Member seeking such a meeting.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Gerald Kaufman13/12/1989Manchester, GortonProposed
Peter Pike14/12/1989BurnleySigned
Ernie Ross14/12/1989Dundee WestSigned
John McAllion14/12/1989Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey14/12/1989Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alan Meale14/12/1989MansfieldSigned
Keith Bradley14/12/1989Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Win Griffiths14/12/1989BridgendSigned
Bill Michie18/12/1989Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Eric Illsley19/12/1989Barnsley CentralSigned
Ian McCartney19/12/1989MakerfieldSigned
Eddie Loyden20/12/1989Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Jack Thompson21/12/1989WansbeckSigned

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