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Richmond And Bushy Parks And Car Parking Charges

EDM number 645 in 2009-10, proposed by Susan Kramer on 19/01/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Leisure and Roads.

That this House notes with concern that the Government's decision to introduce car parking charges into Richmond Park and Bushy Park will reduce use of the parks for exercise and recreation, especially by people on lower incomes; further notes the massive local opposition expressed in petitions to the Royal Parks Agency; further notes that the Government's approach contrasts with the excellent programme of free access to national museums and galleries; recognises that public transport to the gates of the parks is poor and that public transport is non-existent within the parks so that access to much of the acreage is only by car or for the very fit; realises that car parking will be displaced into residential areas outside the gates, leaving residents with no option except expensive and inconvenient controlled parking zones for the weekends and bank holidays; believes that the proposal is largely irrelevant to the environmental objective of reducing the flow of through traffic; and calls on the Government to meet park users to consider other mechanisms for raising funds and to reverse its decision on introducing car parking charges.

This motion has been signed by a total of 45 MPs.

Susan Kramer19/01/2010Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratProposed
Vincent Cable19/01/2010TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew Pelling19/01/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSeconded
Edward Davey19/01/2010Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley19/01/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
John Leech20/01/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Bob Russell20/01/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell20/01/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/01/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock20/01/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing20/01/2010Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Phil Willis20/01/2010Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed21/01/2010South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Rowen21/01/2010RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming21/01/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams21/01/2010Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Don Foster21/01/2010BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce21/01/2010GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jennifer Willott25/01/2010Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson25/01/2010North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Keith Vaz25/01/2010Leicester EastLabourSigned
Bill Etherington25/01/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell25/01/2010North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew MacKinlay25/01/2010ThurrockLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell25/01/2010Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson26/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Tom Brake26/01/2010Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer26/01/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland26/01/2010Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson27/01/2010East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Taylor27/01/2010Esher and WaltonConservativeSigned
Paul Burstow27/01/2010Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke27/01/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch27/01/2010HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes28/01/2010North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Julia Goldsworthy29/01/2010Falmouth and CamborneLiberal DemocratSigned
David Howarth29/01/2010CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey01/02/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett03/02/2010Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross03/02/2010TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Webb08/02/2010NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Sarah Teather22/02/2010Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Featherstone22/02/2010Hornsey and Wood GreenLiberal DemocratSigned
Charles Kennedy23/02/2010Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Leigh15/03/2010GainsboroughConservativeSigned

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