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Forestry Commission Reductions In Expenditure

EDM number 1199 in 2010-12, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 14/12/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Environmental protection, Forestry and Public expenditure.

That this House is alarmed at the 25 per cent. cut to the Forestry Commission announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review; opposes plans to sell off parts of the Public Forest Estate in England which could result in 30 million trees being cut down and job losses in England and Scotland; notes that the Forestry Commission in England manages 258,000 hectares of public forest, employing 856 people; further notes that the Commission manages the highest number of sites of special scientific interest, with 99 per cent. of these in favourable or recovering condition; regards forests as a priceless carbon storage resource and essential to the Government's efforts to achieve climate change mitigation targets; is concerned that education courses and public health programmes would be inhibited by the sale of public forests; acknowledges that public rights of way are lost under private ownership of former Forestry Commission land; furthernotes that at 9 per cent. the level of forestation in England is one of the lowest in Europe and that 69 per cent. of forest is already privately-owned; further notes that hits on the Forestry Commission Trades Union's website increased by 560 per cent. to 80,000 per month after this cut was announced; and calls on the Government to bring forward proposals to amend the Public Bodies Bill (Lords) to remove this threat to forests.

This motion has been signed by a total of 54 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Caroline Lucas14/12/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
John McDonnell14/12/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon15/12/2010StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jim Dobbin15/12/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner15/12/2010BolsoverLabourSeconded
William McCrea15/12/2010South AntrimDUPSeconded
David Simpson15/12/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/12/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Yvonne Fovargue15/12/2010MakerfieldLabourSigned
Eric Illsley16/12/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Marsha Singh16/12/2010Bradford WestLabourSigned
Cathy Jamieson16/12/2010Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/12/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Graham Stringer20/12/2010Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon21/12/2010North TynesideLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson10/01/2011Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Jim McGovern13/01/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
Frank Field19/01/2011BirkenheadLabourSigned
Kate Green24/01/2011Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Stephen McCabe25/01/2011Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Kerry McCarthy26/01/2011Bristol EastLabourSigned
Graham Jones26/01/2011HyndburnLabourSigned
Richard Burden27/01/2011Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham27/01/2011WorkingtonLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley27/01/2011York CentralLabourSigned
Anne Begg27/01/2011Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Karl Turner27/01/2011Kingston upon Hull EastLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock31/01/2011Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham31/01/2011Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Lisa Nandy31/01/2011WiganLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd31/01/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn31/01/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Heyes01/02/2011Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Louise Ellman01/02/2011Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore02/02/2011Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman03/02/2011HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper03/02/2011West LancashireLabourSigned
Tom Harris07/02/2011Glasgow SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn07/02/2011JarrowLabourSigned
David Crausby08/02/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Martin Caton08/02/2011GowerLabourSigned
Naomi Long08/02/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Lady Hermon08/02/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Jim Dowd09/02/2011Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Alison McGovern09/02/2011Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice09/02/2011LivingstonLabourSigned
Margaret Hodge10/02/2011BarkingLabourSigned
Mike Hancock10/02/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd14/02/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Anne McGuire14/02/2011StirlingLabourSigned
Jessica Morden15/02/2011Newport EastLabourSigned
Stella Creasy16/02/2011WalthamstowLabourSigned
David Cairns17/02/2011InverclydeLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff07/03/2011Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned

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