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Oct 22, 2010

Early Day Motion 687

An Early Day Motion(EDM 687) has been set up by the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners calling on MPs to make more land available for allotments.

The EDM states " That this House welcomes the big increase in home-grown vegetables, with seed sales up 14 per cent. last year; is pleased that the number of people wanting an allotment has increased by 20 per cent. in the past 12 months; is concerned that according to the National Society for Allotment and Leisure Gardeners there are over 100,000 people on waiting lists for an allotment; and calls on the Government, local authorities, other public bodies and private landlords to make land available for new allotments.

Make sure your MP signs up!