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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1212: tabled on 23 July 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 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, recognising the failure on 16th July of the Opposition to deprive thousands of four year olds of the chance of quality nursery education through vouchers, condemns the disgraceful attack made by the honourable Member for Sheffield, Brightside, the Opposition Spokesman on Education, during the Education Debate, upon the Pre-school Learning Alliance which provides nursery provision for pre-school children throughout the country; agrees with the Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance that the honourable Member's suggestion that it had traded its political independence in return for financial gain, was 'utterly without evidence' and a crass slur on its reputation; deplores the depths to which Labour spokesmen will sink in trying to denigrate nursery vouchers to parents; and calls upon the honourable Member for Sheffield, Brightside to publicly retract what he said and to apologise to the House for his disgraceful remarks.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.