Early day motion 947

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ENVIRONMENT AGENCY BUDGET

That this House commends the excellent work undertaken by staff employed at the Environment Agency in dealing with recent flooding incidents; recognises however that Environment Agency staff do a lot more than dealing with just the prevention and aftermath of flood incidents; further recognises that this wide range of responsibilities are essential in safeguarding the country's environment from harm and includes water quality oversight, pollution control, waste regulation, fisheries management, conservation and ecology, navigation, contaminated land and flood and coastal risk management; notes that the Environment Agency has had its budgets cut yet again which will lead to 1,500 jobs being lost, around 15 per cent of the total workforce; further notes that, with some spending ring-fenced by the Government, the effect of these further cuts will impact disproportionately on non-protected areas like the prevention and prosecution of waste crime, monitoring and protection of migratory fish, pollution management and work with planning authorities to ensure environmental safeguards are in place for new development; believes that as a result, communities will be put at risk of environmental harm through the significant reductions in services currently provided and is a licence to pollute; and further believes that the Government should implement an immediate moratorium on any cuts and recognise that the cost of responding to incidents of harm is much greater than the effective prevention the Environment Agency provides and the cuts will compromise.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 14.01.2014
Baron, John Conservative Party Basildon and Billericay 27.02.2014
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 06.03.2014
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 06.03.2014
Betts, Clive Labour Party Sheffield South East 13.02.2014
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 24.02.2014
Blunkett, David Labour Party Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 24.02.2014
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 15.01.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 15.01.2014
Champion, Sarah Labour Party Rotherham 26.02.2014
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 24.02.2014
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 26.02.2014
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 24.02.2014
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 12.03.2014
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 15.01.2014
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 13.02.2014
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 12.02.2014
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 24.02.2014
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 24.02.2014
Davies, Geraint Labour Party Swansea West 24.02.2014
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 15.01.2014
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 24.02.2014
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 13.02.2014
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 24.02.2014
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 30.04.2014
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 13.02.2014
Flello, Robert Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent South 05.03.2014
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 05.02.2014
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 07.04.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 21.01.2014
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 12.03.2014
Havard, Dai Labour Party Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 24.02.2014
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 10.03.2014
Hood, Jim Labour Party Lanark and Hamilton East 24.02.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 20.01.2014
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 28.01.2014
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 10.02.2014
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 16.01.2014
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 24.02.2014
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 24.02.2014
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 21.01.2014
Mann, John Labour Party Bassetlaw 05.03.2014
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 11.02.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 22.01.2014
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 24.02.2014
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 12.03.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 16.01.2014
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 24.02.2014
Miller, Andrew Labour Party Ellesmere Port and Neston 27.02.2014
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 24.02.2014
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 24.02.2014
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 12.02.2014
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 17.03.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 21.01.2014
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 13.02.2014
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 24.02.2014
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 12.02.2014
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 15.01.2014
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 12.02.2014
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 12.02.2014
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 13.02.2014
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 11.02.2014
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 25.02.2014
Wood, Mike Labour Party Batley and Spen 24.02.2014