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Incentives For Peat-Free Growing Media And Soil Conditioners

EDM number 863 in 1992-93, proposed by Andrew Bowden on 17/11/1992.

That this House notes with concern the continuing damage to lowland peatland, a nationally rare and threatened habitat; urges the introduction and promotion of fiscal incentives to help meet the capital costs of commercial composting units and anaerobic digestors set up to local authorities private companies and farmers, marketing peat-free growing media and soil conditioners as a major contribution towards protecting Europe's threatened lowland peatland and as a means of meeting the Government's recycling targets; recommends the promotion of recycled organic material for use in horticulture, following the example taken by the Department of Transport in their tree planting programme; recognises that encouraging the development of peat alternatives based on waste products will prove long term savings for local and national Government through reducing the high costs associated with landfill and other waste disposal and will place the United Kingdom in a good position to meet the growing demand for such products world wide; continues to oppose new planning applications for peat extraction in sites of special scientific interest; notes that the EC Habitats Directive will require protection of wildlife sites of Community importance, such as lowland peatbogs; and calls for new measures to safeguard all lowland peatlands of importance for nature conservation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 92 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Andrew Bowden17/11/1992Brighton, KemptownProposed
Clare Short17/11/1992Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Tony Banks17/11/1992Newham North WestSigned
Kevin Hughes17/11/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Tom Cox17/11/1992TootingSigned
Jim Dowd18/11/1992Lewisham WestSigned
Nick Ainger18/11/1992PembrokeSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie18/11/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe18/11/1992LeighSigned
Ken Livingstone18/11/1992Brent EastSigned
Terry Lewis18/11/1992WorsleySigned
Lynne Jones18/11/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Roy Hughes18/11/1992Newport EastSigned
John Heppell18/11/1992Nottingham EastSigned
Peter Hardy18/11/1992WentworthSigned
Colin Pickthall18/11/1992West LancashireSigned
Terry Davis19/11/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Harry Barnes19/11/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Win Griffiths19/11/1992BridgendSigned
John Evans19/11/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Bill Etherington19/11/1992Sunderland NorthSigned
Derek Enright19/11/1992HemsworthSigned
John Denham19/11/1992Southampton, ItchenSigned
John Cummings19/11/1992EasingtonSigned
Keith Bradley19/11/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Milburn19/11/1992DarlingtonSigned
Alan Meale19/11/1992MansfieldSigned
Ian McCartney19/11/1992MakerfieldSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/11/1992Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Eric Illsley19/11/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Alan Simpson19/11/1992Nottingham SouthSigned
Eric Clarke19/11/1992MidlothianSigned
Janet Anderson20/11/1992Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Battle23/11/1992Leeds WestSigned
Clive Soley24/11/1992HammersmithSigned
Eric Martlew25/11/1992CarlisleSigned
Edward O'Hara25/11/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Elliot Morley26/11/1992Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Martyn Jones30/11/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Mike Hall30/11/1992Warrington SouthSigned
Allan Rogers02/12/1992RhonddaSigned
Nick Harvey02/12/1992North DevonSigned
Don Foster02/12/1992BathSigned
David Hanson03/12/1992DelynSigned
Tommy Graham03/12/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Dafydd Wigley04/12/1992CaernarfonSigned
John Marek09/12/1992WrexhamSigned
Simon Hughes11/12/1992Southwark and BermondseySigned
Audrey Wise14/12/1992PrestonSigned
Nick Brown15/12/1992Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
David Knox15/12/1992Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Bruce Grocott16/12/1992Wrekin, TheSigned
Kevin Barron11/01/1993Rother ValleySigned
Mark Wolfson11/01/1993SevenoaksSigned
Hugh Bayley11/01/1993York, City ofSigned
Harry Greenway11/01/1993Ealing NorthSigned
Jean Corston11/01/1993Bristol EastSigned
Roland Boyes11/01/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Archy Kirkwood11/01/1993Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones11/01/1993Ynys MSigned
Max Madden11/01/1993Bradford WestSigned
Jack Thompson13/01/1993WansbeckSigned
William Powell14/01/1993CorbySigned
Nigel Jones14/01/1993CheltenhamSigned
Austin Mitchell15/01/1993Great GrimsbySigned
David Mitchell15/01/1993North West HampshireSigned
Jamie Cann15/01/1993IpswichSigned
Joan Walley19/01/1993Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
David Nicholson19/01/1993TauntonSigned
Joe Ashton19/01/1993BassetlawSigned
William McKelvey20/01/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
George Howarth21/01/1993Knowsley NorthSigned
Stephen Day25/01/1993CheadleSigned
Robert Hughes26/01/1993Aberdeen NorthSigned
Geoffrey Dickens26/01/1993Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Ann Coffey27/01/1993StockportSigned
Andrew Faulds27/01/1993Warley EastSigned
Paul Channon29/01/1993Southend WestSigned
Margaret Ewing01/02/1993MoraySigned
Neil Kinnock15/03/1993IslwynSigned
Llew Smith23/03/1993Blaenau GwentSigned
Paul Murphy19/04/1993TorfaenSigned
Stephen Byers22/04/1993WallsendSigned
Martin O'Neill05/05/1993ClackmannanSigned
Menzies Campbell05/05/1993Fife North EastSigned
Tony Worthington05/05/1993Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Malcolm Chisholm06/05/1993Edinburgh LeithSigned
Diane Abbott06/05/1993Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Jo Richardson12/05/1993BarkingSigned
Adam Ingram14/05/1993East KilbrideSigned
David Steel17/05/1993Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Bill MichieUnknownWithdrawn

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