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Protection Of Cemeteries

EDM number 1220 in 2009-10, proposed by John McDonnell on 30/03/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Aviation.

That this House recalls the distress caused to many families at the proposal by BAA as part of its plans for a third runway at Heathrow to drive a road through Cherry Lane Cemetery; notes the families' concern at the lack of legislative protection against this type of development; acknowledges that this results from a glaring contradiction in the Government's policy towards cemeteries and the issue of exhumation in which exhumations are required to be undertaken in a sensitive, cautious, respectful and caring manner, to be subject to local consultation and, if objected to, to be abandoned, whilst using all methods of notification to next-of-kin and the community; further notes that in cases of major developments affecting cemeteries, exemplified by the Cherry Lane case, a bulldozer approach is taken, allowing for the overriding of objections and the ignoring of the right to be consulted; and therefore calls on the Government to undertake a swift review of the current law in relation to the protection of cemeteries with a view to bringing forward legislation that affords cemeteries suitable protection and avoids others undergoing the distress experienced by the Cherry Lane Cemetery relatives.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

John McDonnell30/03/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
David Drew06/04/2010StroudLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell06/04/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Andrew Pelling06/04/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn06/04/2010Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer06/04/2010KeighleyLabourSeconded
Stephen Pound07/04/2010Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones07/04/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Alan Meale07/04/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Albert Owen07/04/2010Ynys MLabourSigned
Martin Caton07/04/2010GowerLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore07/04/2010HendonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/04/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis07/04/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Robert Wareing07/04/2010Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
John Leech07/04/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned

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