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EDM number 209 in 1989-90, proposed by Ron Davies on 14/12/1989.

That this House notes with regret the resignation of Dr Peter Bridgewater as Chief Scientist of the Nature Conservancy Council, after only five months in post; recognises that this is the latest symptom of the low morale amongst Nature Conservancy Council staff resulting from the Government's intention to dismember the organisation; records the results of the poll of Nature Conservancy Council staff on their attitudes to the Government's plans, which indicated 82 per cent. opposition, with only 9 per cent. in favour; notes that the Secretary of State for the Environment, in announcing the dismemberment, stated that the 'density of population and consequent pressure upon the land' dictates that there should remain separate nature conservation and countryside bodies in England; understands the implication that merged bodies in Scotland and Wales will be less able to resist development pressures; recognises that this is the Government's intention in imposing the reorganisation upon the deeply reluctant staff; asserts that this will be detrimental to conservation in the United Kingdom as a whole; and therefore calls on the Government to withdraw its proposals for the break-up of its statutory advisory body.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Ron Davies14/12/1989CaerphillyProposed
Allan Rogers14/12/1989RhonddaSigned
Elliot Morley14/12/1989Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Tony Banks14/12/1989Newham North WestSigned
Terry Davis18/12/1989Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Harry Barnes18/12/1989North East DerbyshireSigned
John Evans19/12/1989St Helens NorthSigned
James Wray19/12/1989Glasgow ProvanSigned
Win Griffiths19/12/1989BridgendSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe19/12/1989LeighSigned
Alan Meale19/12/1989MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey19/12/1989Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Ian McCartney19/12/1989MakerfieldSigned
Tony Lloyd19/12/1989StretfordSigned
Eric Illsley19/12/1989Barnsley CentralSigned
Kim Howells19/12/1989PontypriddSigned
George Howarth19/12/1989Knowsley NorthSigned
Peter Hardy19/12/1989WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross19/12/1989Dundee WestSigned
Peter Pike19/12/1989BurnleySigned
John McAllion19/12/1989Dundee EastSigned
Eddie Loyden20/12/1989Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Tom Cox20/12/1989TootingSigned
Jack Thompson21/12/1989WansbeckSigned
Chris Smith21/12/1989Islington South & FinsburySigned
Joan Ruddock08/01/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
John Cummings08/01/1990EasingtonSigned
Andrew Faulds08/01/1990Warley EastSigned
Gerry Steinberg10/01/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Keith Bradley11/01/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie11/01/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Diane Abbott11/01/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Tommy Graham18/01/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Audrey Wise23/01/1990PrestonSigned
Max Madden29/01/1990Bradford WestSigned
Martyn Jones31/01/1990Clwyd South WestSigned

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