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MR CHRIS WOODHEAD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 857: tabled on 08 May 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

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Motion text

That this House believes that Mr Chris Woodhead, the Chief Inspector of Schools in England, has failed in his public duty insofar as he has abandoned the objectivity expected of a public official, has abused his position to engage in party political controversy in education policy and has unfairly attacked teachers and comprehensive education; and calls for his immediate resignation.

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.

Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Denton and Reddish
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1996
Manchester, Withington
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1996
Birmingham, Northfield
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1996
Cambridge
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1996
Cynon Valley
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1996
Birmingham, Erdington
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Bristol East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1996
Easington
Dixon, Don
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Jarrow
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Wallasey
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Manchester, Blackley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1996
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1996
Warley East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1996
Glasgow, Maryhill
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Bow and Poplar
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Wentworth
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Nottingham East
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1996
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1996
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1996
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1996
Clwyd South West
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Worsley
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Liverpool, Garston
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Thurrock
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Rotherham
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Bradford West
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Wrexham
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Glasgow, Springburn
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1996
Dumbarton
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1996
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Sheffield, Heeley
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Sunderland South
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Knowsley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1996
Liverpool, Riverside
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1996
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1996
Burnley
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Pendle
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1996
Bradford North
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Bolsover
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Newham South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Wansbeck
Timms, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Newham North East
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1996
Wolverhampton South East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1996
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1996
Carmarthen
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1996
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

MR CHRIS WOODHEAD (Amendment 1)
leave out from first 'has' to end and add 'done a great service to education in England by highlighting the deficiencies in teaching of literacy in Inner London schools, and the contributions to those deficiencies made by inadequate teacher training and poor leadership by some head teachers; congratulates the Secretary of State for Education and Employment on her constructive response to his report; and reflects that the negative and repressive reaction of Labour honourable members illustrates the causes of failure by so many Labour-controlled education authorities to raise standards in schools.'.
Conservative, Gravesham
7
signatures
EDM 857A1: tabled on 14 May 1996
MR CHRIS WOODHEAD (Amendment 2)
leave out from `House' to end and add `accepts the need, and welcomes the lead, given by the Chief Inspector of Schools in identifying and improving poor schools and in identifying and praising good teaching.'.
Conservative, Eltham
2
signatures
EDM 857A2: tabled on 15 May 1996