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Petitions

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

Soundproof Fencing (A50 Staffordshire)

It is my honour to present the following petition, which I strongly support.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents in Staffordshire regarding the failure of the Highways Agency to have provided the promised and effective soundproof fencing along the A50 running next to their properties,

Declares that the petitioners recognise the Highways Agency promised effective soundproof fencing along the A50, that the Agency’s plans for fencing was either not erected or where it was erected made little or no difference, that this has left a constant noise so that it is no longer possible to sit out in their gardens, or sleep in bedrooms closest to the A50, and which has left many with a poor quality of life.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Transport to do all in his power to ensure that the Highways Agency deliver the promised soundproof fencing which runs along the Blythe Bridge area of the A50.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000775]

Newborough Pharmacy (Peterborough)

I rise to present the following petition.

The petition states:

The Humble Petition of Sharmeen Datoo of 1317 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE4 6LW,

Sheweth, that Newborough Pharmacy in Newborough, Peterborough be supported and kept open. This pharmacy provides a valuable and much needed service. It will be a great loss to the community if the pharmacy is to close on account of lack of your support.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House asks the Secretary of State for Health that he does all in his power to ensure that the Pharmacy in Newborough, Peterborough remains open. Furthermore that he asks the Peterborough Primary Care Trust to review its decision to grant dispensing permissions to another Practice in the City to dispense in Newborough.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.

[P000776]

Kurds (Human Rights)

I have 10 petitions to present tonight, out of 27 petitions that have come to the House, and which have been signed by many thousands of Croydon residents. As a courtesy, I shall only read the prayers relating to the petitions.

This petition states:

The Petition of the people of Croydon and its environs,

Declares that ethnic Kurds in Kurdistan do not receive the human rights that they are entitled to expect.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to take steps to liaise with its international partners in the European Union and farther a field to lobby for improved human rights for Kurds in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000777]

Freedom Pass (Croydon)

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Croydon,

Declares that the Freedom Pass is essential to the quality of life of many Croydon residents, and that the change in funding of the Freedom Pass may compromise the scheme.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to take such steps as are necessary to ensure the scheme continues.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000778]

Shirley Hills Viewpoint (Croydon)

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Croydon,

Declares that the Shirley Hills viewpoint is in sad disrepair.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to encourage the London Borough of Croydon local council to return the Shirley Hills viewpoint to its former glory.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000779]

East Croydon Station

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Croydon,

Declares that the slopes at East Croydon station can be an especial challenge for the frail and unwell.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to encourage Network Rail to work to improve accessibility at East Croydon station.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000780]

Rail Capacity (Croydon)

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Croydon,

Declares that the service provided between Croydon and London stations is insufficient to meet demand, with unacceptable levels of overcrowding for hard working commuters and late night travellers.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to increase rail capacity to Croydon.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000781]

EU Referendum

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Croydon,

Declares that there should be a referendum on European Union membership.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to call a referendum on EU membership at the same time as the next General Election.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000782]

Human Trafficking

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Croydon,

Declares that human trafficking continues to blight our town.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to use its influence to maintain a dedicated anti-trafficking unit in the Metropolitan Police.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000783]

Traffic Accidents (Addiscombe, Croydon)

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Addiscombe,

Declares that they are concerned about road traffic accidents in the Lower Addiscombe Road on and near the zebra crossing at the old Addiscombe railway site.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to encourage the authorities to introduce a pedestrian activated traffic light controlled crossing to replace the zebra crossing on the Lower Addiscombe Road at the old Addiscombe railway site.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000784]

Traffic Accidents (Coombe Lane, Croydon)

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Croydon,

Declares that they are concerned about serious road traffic accidents on Coombe Lane, Croydon.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to encourage the authorities to introduce improved road safety measures on Coombe Lane, Croydon.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000785]

Anti-Social Behaviour (Croydon)

I am most grateful for your tolerance of such a large number of petitions, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The final petition states:

The Petition of the people of New Addington and Fieldway wards,

Declares that they are concerned that numerous cars have been broken into and damaged, while bins have been repeatedly set on fire around Oak Bank.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to encourage the authorities to introduce improved lighting and an increased police presence in Oak Bank.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000786]