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"sos South West" Campaign: Foot And Mouth Disease And The Economy In The South West

EDM number 554 in 2000-01, proposed by Patrick Nicholls on 05/04/2001.

That this House commends The Western Morning News, The Express and Echo, The Herald Express and The Evening Herald for their SOS South West Campaign with its plea to the Prime Minister on behalf of the people of the South West; notes that Devon and Cornwall is a region in crisis and that the foot and mouth plague which has savaged the farming industry now threatens to bring the whole of the industry to the brink of economic disaster; notes further that farming and tourism together represent 30 per cent of the region's GDP; notes that job losses in Devon may well eclipse those seen in manufacturing industries like Longbridge where ú150 million of taxpayers' money was committed; notes that economists have provisionally estimated that Devon alone could lose 10,000 jobs; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to acknowledge that the South West is a region worth saving with a properly funded programme of substantial regional aid.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Patrick Nicholls05/04/2001TeignbridgeConservativeProposed
Adrian Sanders09/04/2001TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Anthony Steen09/04/2001TotnesConservativeSigned
Gary Streeter09/04/2001South West DevonConservativeSigned
Paul Tyler10/04/2001North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Emery10/04/2001East DevonConservativeSigned
John Burnett10/04/2001Torridge & West DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Angela Browning10/04/2001Tiverton & HonitonConservativeSigned
Nigel Jones10/04/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey10/04/2001North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George23/04/2001St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Taylor10/05/2001Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned

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