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DAMAGE TO FURTHER EDUCATION BY LEAGUE TABLES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 211: tabled on 08 December 1993

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House regrets one of the consequences of publishing raw league tables in the further education sector is the change in policy of Coulsdon College, Croydon where in order to 'play a part in making young people aware of the sometimes harsh reality of the world' students will no longer be entered for examinations at the college if there is evidence of under achievement relative to potential; notes that the change of policy announced by the principal is claimed to be a direct result of league tables and other statistical information playing a significant role in how colleges are being judged by performance; believes this to be a misguided policy change undermining the culture of the further education sector which is likely to reduce access by students of all ages and restrict opportunity for late developers; and therefore calls for simplistic and misleading league tables to be abandoned and replaced by measures of value added in respect of the education process.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Cambridge
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 1993
Montgomery
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1993
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Midlothian
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1993
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1993
Leyton
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1993
Bristol East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1993
Glasgow, Govan
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1993
Glasgow, Pollok
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1993
Hemsworth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1993
Warley East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1993
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1993
Ilford South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Birmingham, Small Heath
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1993
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1993
Warrington South
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1994
Nottingham East
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1993
Clydesdale
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1993
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Clwyd South West
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 December 1993
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1993
Liverpool, Garston
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1993
Makerfield
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1993
Sheffield, Heeley
Morris, Estelle
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1993
Birmingham, Yardley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1993
Knowsley South
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1993
Burnley
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Lewisham East
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Don Valley
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1993
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1993
Sherwood
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.