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Right to Roam Bill 1992

Mr Speaker,

From the rugged Scottish Highlands, to the sprawling fens of East Anglia, the roaming Welsh Valleys, the sparkling shores of St Ives and beyond – great generations have been fostered by that which lies directly on our doorsteps. A connection to the natural world has been an essential component in the historical recipe that has produced the proud nation that we live in today. Thanks to the eclectic variety of nature on offer in this land, inspiration has abounded for many of our greatest countrymen. This land has been walked by the great romantic poets that still reverberate through the years, by those unwavering explorers that unlocked the many extraordinary secrets of this world, by those intuitive scientific minds that have understood facts of nature to be universal - and indeed by those from far humbler and more ordinary lives. For the land, Mr Speaker, does not differentiate between you, I or anyone else – it exists as an eternal physical reminder of our collective history, and of all we have achieved in the name of common purpose.

It is, I believe, nobody’s right to declare common land out of bounds simply on the basis of personnel.

Mr Speaker – by enshrining the right to roam into law, this bill secures the entitlement of every man to our national inheritance.

This government is committed to opening up this country’s eclectic natural world to all Britons. It is the gift of generations past that we are able to experience it, and it is our duty to preserve and enhance it for the many generations yet to come. We will bring about a new golden age of the great outdoors.

Mr Speaker, I cannot commend this bill more to the House - and I beg that it be printed and read a second time. For this bill sends a simple and important message to the people of this country – England is yours.
Mr Speaker i beg that this Bill be read a second time and printed.
ORDER! Second reading!
Mr Speaker,

I move that the bill be adopted unanimously.

If no member objects then the bill shall be adopted unanimously

(12 hours for your silence, then it's adopted unanimously. If any objections before that time then it's a division)
Bill has been so adopted.