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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1275A2: tabled on 30 April 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Phil Willis on 29 April 1998. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.