Early day motion 219

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REDUCTION IN FUNDING FOR URBAN PARKS

That this House is concerned about the damage being caused to Britain's urban parks and green spaces by disproportionate cuts to their maintenance in local government budget savings, the loss of skills in professional horticulture in the public sector through staff redundancies and the lack of investment in parks, negatively impacting on health, social well-being and community cohesion; notes that, for example, London parks budgets have fallen by 44 per cent in the past four years while Liverpool has lost a third of its parks budget in the last two years along with 65 parks staff; recognises the challenge for green space professionals with the absence of a national level department, body or function with a watching brief for the UK's urban parks; and calls on the Government to address these concerns in a new inquiry into urban parks.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Alexander, Heidi Labour Party Lewisham East 27.06.2012
Allen, Graham Labour Party Nottingham North 10.04.2013
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 27.06.2012
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 03.09.2012
Brady, Graham Conservative Party Altrincham and Sale West 13.11.2012
Brown, Nicholas Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne East 06.11.2012
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 05.09.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 20.06.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 20.06.2012
Coffey, Ann Labour Party Stockport 04.09.2012
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 28.06.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 11.07.2012
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 25.06.2012
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 12.12.2012
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 03.09.2012
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 17.10.2012
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 17.07.2012
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 28.06.2012
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 23.10.2012
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 03.09.2012
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 12.07.2012
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 12.09.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 07.11.2012
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 16.10.2012
Lammy, David Labour Party Tottenham 12.07.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 03.09.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 03.09.2012
McCabe, Steve Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 24.10.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 19.06.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 20.06.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 19.06.2012
O'Donnell, Fiona Labour Party East Lothian 05.11.2012
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 21.06.2012
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 02.07.2012
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 27.06.2012
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 17.07.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 27.06.2012
Sawford, Andy Labour Party Corby 21.03.2013
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 30.01.2013
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 19.06.2012
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 28.06.2012
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 18.06.2012
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 17.07.2012