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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1275: tabled on 29 April 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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Motion text

That this House notes with gret concern the comments of the Chief Inspector of Schools who in a speech to the right wing think-tank Politeia claimed there was no evidence that schools are underfunded and further claimed that teachers were wasting too much time in meaningless activities; believes that local education authorities require significantly increased levels of capital and revenue resources to address the funding crises in United Kingdom schools; and further believes that the Government should censure the Chief Inspector of Schools and ask him to consider his position.

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.

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at end add 'particularly as his own annual report for 1996-97 states on page 15 that shortages in books and equipment affect teaching adversely in one in four secondary schools and one in 10 primary schools, and that in half of the schools recently inspected by OFSTED which had been judged to have inadequate resources, the vagaries of resource allocation meant that the school had not received sufficient funding to do the job it was expected to do, and on page 29 that "insufficient funding partly explained the unsatisfactory learning resources in one-third of the primary schools visited.".'.
Labour, City of Durham
EDM 1275A1: tabled on 30 April 1998
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'wholeheartedly congratulates the Chief Inspector of Schools for his courageous campaign to overturn the disastrous teaching doctrines dating from the 1960's, which have undermined the learning prospects of generations of school children.'.
Conservative, New Forest East
EDM 1275A2: tabled on 30 April 1998