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Supplement to the House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
3 March 2006

SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM RESIDENTS OF HUMBERSTONE, LEICESTER

16th February 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of residents of Humberstone, Leicester,

Declares that St. Mary's parochial church in Humberstone, Leicester, has placed a ban on visitors laying flowers and mementoes next to the graves of loved ones.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to take action to encourage St. Mary's church council to reconsider its decision and allow visitors to place flowers and mementoes at the grave sites.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM RESIDENTS OF CANVEY ISLAND AND OTHERS

27th February 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of the residents of Canvey Island and others,

Declares that the Petitioners are deeply concerned about road safety around the parade of shops at the seafront end of Furtherwick Road. And further declares that the petitioners are aware of the relatively high speed of traffic and a number of near misses and great danger, especially for elderly people and children and notes that there are no reasonably accessible means of crossing the road at this point.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons call upon the Government to impress upon Castle Point borough council and the Highway Authority the importance of serving local people by providing a pedestrian crossing to improve road safety, particularly for children and elderly people on this stretch of road.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM RESIDENTS OF CASTLE POINT AND OTHERS

27th February 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of residents of Castle Point and others,

Declares that the Petitioners wish to formally record their objections to the removal of the No. 12 bus service from Pitsea to Benfleet by First Essex Buses Limited because there is no alternative service and the removal will cause great inconvenience and hardship to those residents who rely solely on public transport and that this loss is unacceptable and particularly hurts vulnerable people in our community.

The Petitioners therefore request House of Commons call upon the Government to accept the views of local people and find a way to encourage the Bus Company to maintain the No. 12 service.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM BRIGHTON AND HOVE CHINESE SOCIETY

1st March 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of Brighton and Hove Chinese Society,

Declares that the Petitioners object to the new 'Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill' and the five year strategy for 'asylum and immigration, Controlling our borders: Making migration work for Britain'. The Petitioners strongly believe that eliminating the applicant's right to appeal is against our human rights and is a very unfair act.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to amend three areas of the new Bill, which are:

  • The removal of in country appeal rights and removal of entry clearance appeal rights;

  • Employers' duties in relation to their workers; and

  • The new points system affecting settlement rights

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


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PETITION FROM RESIDENTS OF CANVEY ISLAND AND OTHERS

1st March 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of residents of Canvey Island and others,

Declares that the Petitioners are deeply concerned about the application to build 12 flats at the corner of Somnes Avenue and Maple Avenue on Canvey Island because the area is already overdeveloped for the infrastructure that exists and these flats would be served with totally insufficient car parking spaces and by Leige Avenue access road that is entirely inadequate and this would cause great disruption and inconvenience to all residents and create a major traffic accident area.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons call upon the Government to urge Castle Point Borough Councillors to reject this application.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM RESIDENTS OF THE UK

1st March 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that they confirm their support for a change in legislation to make it illegal to discriminate against mothers because of the way they decide to feed their babies.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Secretary of State for Health to take such measures as lie within her power to tackle any discrimination that prevents parents from feeding their babies at appropriate times in public places.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

Observations by the Deputy Prime Minister on the Petitions [19th December] from residents of Thundersley area and others for improved toilet facilities in Castle Point, Essex; and [20th December] from the Canvey Independent Party and others against the closure of public toilets in Castle Point.

    The provision of public conveniences is at the discretion of local authorities. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister recognises that public conveniences are a service valued by many people.

    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is working with the British Toilet Association to produce further guidance, including examples of best practice, as part of the 'How to Manage Town Centres' guide produced under the Cleaner Safer Greener Communities initiative. The Government will also consider with the BTA ways in which access to toilets in public places can be further encouraged, but will not be introducing legislation to impose a duty on local authorities.

27th February 2006


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport on the Petition [26th January] from Mrs Geraldine Mitchell and others against plans to expand Luton Airport.

    The Air Transport White Paper published in 2003 supported the growth of London Luton Airport up to the maximum use of a single full-length runway based broadly on the current alignment. This policy has not changed.

    The White Paper also recommended that airport operators should produce master plans that take into account the conclusions on future development set out in the White Paper. However, master plans do not have development plan status and are not statutory documents. The Government has no approval role.

    The proposals for a full-length replacement runway put forward by London Luton Airport Operations Limited in their master plan, published in October 2005, will require a series of detailed planning applications. It will be for the appropriate planning authority to consider those applications once submitted. Therefore, it would be inappropriate for the Government to comment on the proposals in advance of that process.

1st March 2006



 
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