Rural Economy — 25 Apr 2001
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
I beg to move,
That this House notes that the current foot and mouth crisis has impacted upon a wide range of rural businesses and services, affecting almost every aspect of rural life; further notes that foot and mouth has hit a countryside already in decline as a result of years of neglect under successive Governments; urges Her Majesty's Government to provide realistic emergency support to the whole range of businesses affected to enable them to withstand this crisis; and calls on the Government to put in place long-term policies to regenerate British agriculture and to revitalise the rural economy as a whole.
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
'notes that the current foot and mouth crisis has impacted upon a wide range of rural businesses and services, affecting many aspects of rural life; further notes that foot and mouth has hit a countryside that has suffered from lack of investment under previous governments; agrees that the first priority must be the isolation, control and eradication of foot and mouth disease; endorses the Government's commitment to rural communities as set out in the Rural White Paper and the England Rural Development Programme; welcomes the extra financial help the Government has made available to farmers and rural businesses affected by foot and mouth,
Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:--
The House divided: Ayes 43, Noes 305.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||302 (+2 tell)||0||0||72.9%|
|LDem||0||38 (+2 tell)||0||85.1%|