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Lock-Keepers' Homes Along The Thames

EDM number 1253 in 2012-13, proposed by Teresa Pearce on 26/03/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Housing, Marine environment and Shipping.

That this House is concerned about the Environment Agency's proposal to dispose by sale or letting lock-keepers' homes along the Thames; recognises the importance of lock-keepers being resident in homes adjacent to locks to maintain safety and prevent flooding on the river; notes that moving lock-keepers away from the locks may reduce response times from 15 minutes to up to two hours; fears for the welfare of the lock-keepers and their families; and calls on the Government to ask the Environment Agency to protect this unique part of the nation's river heritage and the tradition of lock-keepers living at the site of locks.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

Teresa Pearce26/03/2013Erith and ThamesmeadLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins15/04/2013Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/04/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Katy Clark16/04/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Tom Clarke16/04/2013Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
John McDonnell16/04/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn17/04/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma17/04/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
John Cryer18/04/2013Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Ian Lavery18/04/2013WansbeckLabourSigned
Frank Doran22/04/2013Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned

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